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A bemedalled Chelsea Pensioner walks amongst red poppies in the moat at the Tower of London in London, Britain, 01 August 2014. The Tower of London moat is slowly turning red as some 888,246 ceramic poppies are planted in memory of the British and Commonwealth dead from World War I. The year 2014 sees the 100th anniversary of the beginning of WWI, or the Great War, which according to official statistics cost more than 37 million military and civilian casualties between 1914 and 1918.

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A Chelsea Pensioner walks among poppies in the moat at the Tower of London on Friday. This year marks the 100th anniversary of the beginning of the first world war, which cost more than 37 million military and civilian casualties between 1914 and 1918.

Caitlin Jenkins, 17, (L) and Natascha Newbold, 17, (R) ride the StarFlyer on London's South Bank on July 29, 2014 in London, England. London is currently experiencing a period of warm weather forecasted to continue the rest of this week.

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Caitlin Jenkins and Natascha Newbold ride the StarFlyer on London’s South Bank on Tuesday in London, England

Museum of London's Project Manager Elpie Psalti with the new exhibition of the Olympics cauldron.

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The Museum of London’s Project Manager Elpie Psalti with the new exhibition of the Olympic cauldron. 

Gilbert & George: SCAPEGOATING PICTURES for London exhibition

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Gilbert and George (left) sit in front of ‘City Lights’, which will feature in the Gilbert and George: Scapegoating Pictures for London exhibition at the White Cube gallery in Bermondsey

World War One Galleries Open At The Imperial War Museum...LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 16:  A general view of the main atrium at the Imperial War Museum on July 16, 2014 in London, England. The new World War One galleries at the Imperial War Museum are due to open on July 16, 2014 after a 40 million GBP refurbishment. The galleries will tell the story of the First World War, how it started, why it continued and its global impact. The exhibition features iconic objects including a Harrier jet, a Spitfire and a V2 rocket.  (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

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A general view of the main atrium at The Imperial War Museum on July 16, 2014 in London, England. The new World War One galleries at the Imperial War Museum opened on Wednesday after a £40 million refurbishment. The galleries will tell the story of the First World War, how it started, why it continued and its global impact. The exhibition features iconic objects including a Harrier jet, a Spitfire and a V2 rocket. 

Public sector workers march in central London this afternoon during a 24 hour strike.

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Public sector workers march in central London during a 24-hour strike 

Cycling - Tour de France - Stage Three - Cambridge to London...Race leaders pass the Victoria Memorial and Buckingham Palace as they sprint for the finish. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. See PA story CYCLING Tour. Picture date: Monday July 7, 2014. Photo credit should read: David Davies/PA Wire

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Stage Three of the Tour de France, Cambridge to London, race leaders pass the Victoria Memorial and Buckingham Palace as they sprint for the finish 

Fans on Murray Mount enjoy the sun as they watch the action on a big screen during day eleven of the Wimbledon Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday July 3, 2014.

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Fans on Murray Mount enjoy the sun as they watch the action on a big screen during day eleven of the Wimbledon Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon

Great Britain's Andy Murray celebrates a point against Bulgaria's Grigor Dimitrov during day ten of the Wimbledon Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday July 2, 2014.

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Great Britain’s Andy Murray celebrates a point against Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria during their quarter-final match in the Wimbledon Championships. Murray went on to lose in straight sets

Monty Python live shows...Undated handout photo issued by Python (Monty) Pictures Ltd of (left to right) John Cleese, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin and Terry Gilliam

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Monty Python cast members announce the dates of their live show tour. Left to right: John Cleese, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin and Terry Gilliam