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Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red at The Tower of London. An installation by Paul Cummins to mark the centenary of the start of World War I. Yeoman Warder John Donald walks throught the ceramic poppy field. Photograph: Rosie HallamBlood Swept Lands and Seas of Red at The Tower of London. An installation by Paul Cummins to mark the centenary of the start of World War I.

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Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red at The Tower of London. An installation by Paul Cummins to mark the centenary of the start of World War One

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

Spectators take cover from the rain at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships, in London June 30, 2014.

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Spectators take cover from the rain at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London

Rafael Nadal of Spain reacts after defeating Martin Klizan of Slovaki in their men's singles tennis match at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships, in London...Rafael Nadal of Spain reacts after defeating Martin Klizan of Slovaki in their men's singles tennis match at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships, in London June 24, 2014.

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Rafael Nadal of Spain reacts after defeating Martin Klizan of Slovaki in their men’s singles tennis match at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships, in London

BBC staff and colleagues from other news organisations take part in a one-minute silent protest outside New Broadcasting House against the seven-year jail terms given to three al-Jazeera journalists in Egypt  on June 24, 2014 in London, England.  A court in Cairo found al-Jazeera's Cairo bureau chief, Mohamed Fahmy, who is Canadian-Egyptian, Egyptian producer Baher Mohamed and Australian correspondent Peter Greste guilty of spreading false news.

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BBC staff and colleagues from other news organisations take part in a one-minute silent protest outside New Broadcasting House in London against the seven-year jail terms given to three al-Jazeera journalists in Egypt on Tuesday

US actress and special UN envoy Angelina...US actress and special UN envoy Angelina Jolie (L) and her husband US actor Brad Pitt pose for pictures upon arrival on the fourth day of the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict in London on June 13, 2014.  Hollywood star Angelina Jolie and British Foreign Secretary William Hague launched a four-day summit on ending rape in war, calling for an end to the "culture of impunity" and more prosecutions.  AFP PHOTO / CARL COURTCARL COURT/AFP/Getty Images

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Angelina Jolie, the American actress and special UN envoy, and her husband actor Brad Pitt, arrive on the fourth day of the Global Summit in London to end sexual violence in conflict. Ms Jolie and William Hague, the British foreign secretary, launched the summit as they strive to end rape in war and the ‘culture of impunity’ and to call for more prosecutions 

Chelsea pensioners attend the annual Founder's Day parade at Royal Hospital Chelsea in London June 5, 2014.

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Chelsea pensioners attend the annual Founder’s Day parade at the Royal Hospital Chelsea in London, on Thursday

Hand-painted models depicting a lion's head, pose for the photographers during a photo-op in central London's Carnaby Street, Tuesday, June 3, 2014. It was part of events marking the opening of the Zoological Society of London(London Zoo) first ever pop-up shop on the famous street, part of the Lions400 campaign to expose the plight of the endangered Asian lion.

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Hand-painted models depicting a lion’s head pose in central London’s Carnaby Street. It was part of events marking the opening of the Zoological Society of London’s first ever pop-up shop on the famous street, part of the Lions400 campaign to expose the plight of the endangered Asian lion

Chelsea Flower Show 2014 - Press Day...LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 19:  Cacti are displayed in the Great Pavilion at the 2014 Chelsea Flower Show at Royal Hospital Chelsea on May 19, 2014 in London, England. The prestigious gardening show opens to the general public on May 20, 2014, and features hundreds of stands and exhibition gardens.

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Cacti on display in the Great Pavilion at the 2014 Chelsea Flower Show, which takes place in the grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea, London. The society gardening show opens to the public on Tuesday and features hundreds of stands and exhibition gardens 

Early morning sunlight is reflected thro...Early morning sunlight is reflected through fog from the top of The Shard building in central London, on April 30, 2014. AFP PHOTO / CARL COURTCARL COURT/AFP/Getty Images

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Early morning sunlight is reflected through fog from the top of The Shard building in central London on Wednesday morning 

Commuters board an underground train at King's Cross station in London April 29, 2014. Millions of commuters faced transport chaos on Tuesday after eleventh-hour talks failed to avert a two-day strike on the London Underground train network over plans to cut jobs and close ticket offices.

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Commuters board an underground train at King’s Cross station in London. Millions of people faced transport chaos on Tuesday after talks failed to avert a two-day strike on the London Underground train network over plans to cut jobs and close ticket offices.