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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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Cameron: People should never fail to cherish peace

People should "never fail to cherish" peace, David Cameron said as he joined a twilight ceremony to mark 100 years since Britain joined the First World War.

Cameron told those assembled at St Symphorien military cemetery near Mons, Belgium: "This was a war with an immense human cost - and we must always, always remember that, no matter how busy things are.

David Cameron told people at the ceremony, 'In shaping that future, it is vital that we look to the past' Credit: REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

"In shaping that future, it is vital that we look to the past. Here on the continent of Europe we saw not the war to end all wars, but the precursor to another desperate and violent conflict just two decades later.

"We should never fail to cherish the peace between these nations and never underestimate the patient work it has taken to build that peace."

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