Glastonbury is over for another year with the muddy, hungover masses currently making their ways back home for the sleep and baths they desperately need.

Not the complete wash-out many predicted, there was still some of the requisite mud but by and large this year's festival was just as sunny as it was damp.

Of course none of the attendees would have cared with such a huge wealth of musicians and artists to enjoy across dozens of stages, areas and sets. Main acts Metallica, Arcade Fire, Kasabian and Dolly Parton grabbed the headlines but many more ensured a quality weekend for all those there or watching from the comfort of their dry homes.

Here is a selection of the best images from Glastonbury 2014.

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HAIM bassist Este Haim shows off her patented bass-face as the dark clouds descend on Friday's Glastonbury setsReuters
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Festival-goers enjoy the mud on FridayReuters
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Kasabian frontman Tom Meighan wins the award for best-dressed musician at the festivalReuters
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Arcade Fire's Win Butler leads his band to a barnstorming Friday night headline setReuters
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Metallica proved all doubters wrong with the career-defining set on Saturday nightReuters
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One festival-goer sets up camp early on Sunday morningReuters
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A view from the crowd as Metallica rocks GlastonburyReuters
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Lana Del Rey takes a break from moping around the Pyramid Stage to have a quick smokeReuters
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Kelis's colourful set bought all the boys to the Pyramid stage on Saturday morningReuters
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The English National Ballet kick off Sunday with an early performanceReuters
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The irrepressible Dolly Parton drew an enormous crowd on Sunday afternoonReuters
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The iconic enormous metal spider of Arcadia, Glastonbury's party centralReuters
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You wouldn't lose this fella in the crowds for longReuters
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Robert Plant during his Saturday setGetty
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The Black Keys' Patrick Carney during the band's Sunday night sub-headline setGetty
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Metallica unleash a cascade of black beach balls at the climax of their setGetty