Lights Out as Britain commemorates WW1

Britain's most famous landmarks including the London Eye, Houses of Parliament, Downing Street and Gateshead's Millennium Bridge were plunged into darkness for an hour last night to mark the moment Britain first declared war on Germany in 1914.

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Belgium flypast commemorates WW1 centenary

French President Francois Hollande joined Belgium's King Philippe and Queen Mathilde in Liege to watch an air force flypast to commemorate the centenary of the First World War.

Germany invaded neutral Belgium on 4 August, 1914, as part of a planned attack on France.

By nightfall, Britain had declared war on Germany and joined the conflict.

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