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Lights out in London for World War One heroes

London plunged into darkness last night as lights across the capital were switched off to pay tribute to the 17 million who gave their lives in the First World War.

A single beam of light was projected from Westminster as landmarks including the Houses of Parliament, Buckingham Palace, Tower Bridge and St Paul's Cathedral all went dark from 10pm.

A view of Westminster Abbey, in London, as a column of white light - a light installation called 'spectra' by Japanese artist Ryoji Ikeda - is projected into the night sky, after a candle lit prayer vigil and solemn reflection to mark centenary of First World War Credit: PA
Paul and Alison Schulte holding candles outside Westminster Abbey, in London, during a candle lit prayer vigil and solemn reflection to mark centenary of First World War. Credit: PA
The London Eye on London's South Bank with its lights on after its lights switched off as part of the national Lights Out campaign of remembrance, marking 100 years since Britain entered the First World War. Credit: PA
The Houses of parliament in London after the lights have been turned off as part off the national 'Lights Out' campaign of remembrance, marking 100 years since Britain entered the First World War. Credit: PA
Hannah Mozley from London lights a candle as the London Eye on London's South Bank has its lights switched off as part of the national Lights Out campaign of remembrance, marking 100 years since Britain entered the First World War Credit: PA

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