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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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Lights go out on Tower Bridge as Britain remembers

The lights on some of Britain's most famous landmarks have been switched off for an hour tonight to remember the 17 million who gave their lives in the First World War.

Tower Bridge, the Houses of Parliament and St Paul's Cathedral all went dark from 10 pm.

Britain officially declared war on Germany at 11pm on August 4, 1914. The conflict lasted four years.

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