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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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Brits urged to turn out the lights for WW1 centenary

Britons are being urged to turn their lights off for an hour tonight to mark the centenary of the First World War.

The 14-18 NOW Lights Out campaign hopes people will leave a single light on between 10 and 11pm to mark the exact hour when Britain declared war on Germany.

The Lights Out campaign wants people to leave on a single light or candle 'for this shared moment of reflection.' Credit: 14-18NOW/Lights Out

But don't worry - the campaign's website says that light can be your TV, laptop or mobile phone.

Are you joining in the "moment of reflection"? Post your pictures on our Facebook page.

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