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In photos: the Tower of London poppies

In 2014 the Tower of London's moat was filled with thousands of ceramic flowers to commemorate the centenary of WW1. We look back at one of London's most powerful Remembrance tributes ever

By Time Out London contributors
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Last year marked the centenary of WW1 and the installation of 'Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red', which filled the Tower of London’s moat with 888,246 ceramic poppies - one for each British and colonial fatality during the war. Designed by artist Paul Cummins, the installation drew swarms of people to the Tower for a glimpse at the huge tide of flowers through the crowds. Here we look back at the incredible Tower of London's poppies with some of our favourite photos from the Time Out Flickr community. After a brief tour of the UK, the iconic poppies have now been sold to raise funds for service charities. 

This year Remembrance Day falls on Sunday November 8 2015 (as the nearest Sunday to November 11) and is marked by a parade in Whitehall to honour those who gave their lives in WWI, WWII and subsequent conflicts. The Royals will join members of the Armed Forces, ex-service people, political leaders and representatives of faith communities for a two-minute silence at 11am. 

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