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Gallery: See the stunning poppy tribute to mark WW1 centenary

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Gallery: See the stunning poppy tribute to mark WW1 centenary

<p>Huge crowds have flocked to London to catch a last glimpse of a stunning poppy garden that pays tribute to British casualties in World War 1.</p> <p>Thousands packed streets around the Tower of London over the weekend to see the exhibition ahead of Remembrance Day.</p> <p>The exhibition has seen one ceramic poppy installed in the tower’s moat for each of the 888,246 British and colonial lives lost in WW1.</p> <p>The first poppy was installed in August, with the final one set to be planted on November 11.</p> <p>The installation, entitled Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red, was created by ceramic artist Paul Cummins.</p> <div id="slides" dir="ltr"><ul class="slides_container"><li class="slide"><div class="caption"><h2>Poppy garden, Tower of London</h2><p>© Richard Lea-Hair and Historic Royal Palaces</p></div><img src="https://static.euronews.com/articles/286976/560x380_A04202.jpg"></li><li class="slide"><div class="caption"><h2>Poppy garden, Tower of London</h2><p>© Richard Lea-Hair and Historic Royal Palaces</p></div><img src="https://static.euronews.com/articles/286976/560x380_A04215.jpg"></li><li class="slide"><div class="caption"><h2>Poppy garden, Tower of London</h2><p>© Richard Lea-Hair and Historic Royal Palaces</p></div><img src="https://static.euronews.com/articles/286976/560x380_A04217.jpg"></li><li class="slide"><div class="caption"><h2>Poppy garden, Tower of London</h2><p>© Richard Lea-Hair and Historic Royal Palaces</p></div><img src="https://static.euronews.com/articles/286976/560x380_A04223.jpg"></li><li class="slide"><div class="caption"><h2>Poppy garden, Tower of London</h2><p>© Richard Lea-Hair and Historic Royal Palaces</p></div><img src="https://static.euronews.com/articles/286976/560x380_A04226.jpg"></li><li class="slide"><div class="caption"><h2>Poppy garden, Tower of London</h2><p>© Richard Lea-Hair and Historic Royal Palaces</p></div><img src="https://static.euronews.com/articles/286976/560x380_A04230.jpg"></li><li class="slide"><div class="caption"><h2>Poppy garden, Tower of London</h2><p>© Richard Lea-Hair and Historic Royal Palaces</p></div><img src="https://static.euronews.com/articles/286976/560x380_A04231.jpg"></li><li class="slide"><div class="caption"><h2>Poppy garden, Tower of London</h2><p>© Richard Lea-Hair and Historic Royal Palaces</p></div><img src="https://static.euronews.com/articles/286976/560x380_A04233.jpg"></li></ul><a href="#" class="prev"></a><a href="#" class="next"></a></div> <p></br></p> <p>General the Lord Dannatt, constable of the Tower of London, said: “‘For this important anniversary year, we wanted the Tower of London’s commemorations to serve as a fitting tribute to those who lost their lives during the First World War, whilst encouraging others to reflect on our past. </p> <p>“The First World War was a pivotal moment in our history, claiming the lives of over 16 million people across the globe; its consequences have shaped our modern society. </p> <p>“We hope that people across Britain, Europe and the rest of the world will join us by being a part of this unique moment which we feel reflects the magnitude of this centenary year.”</p> <p><strong><span class="caps">POPPY</span> <span class="caps">GARDEN</span> ON <span class="caps">SOCIAL</span> <span class="caps">MEDIA</span></strong></p> <p><div align="center"></p> <p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-partner="tweetdeck"><p>Moon over <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/TowerPoppies?src=hash">#TowerPoppies</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/HRP_palaces"><code>HRP_palaces</a> &#10;&#10;<a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/photography?src=hash">#photography</a> Nick Harvey/Rex <a href="http://t.co/hMyXTaoB1m">pic.twitter.com/hMyXTaoB1m</a></p>&mdash; Matthew Ward (</code>HistoryNeedsYou) <a href="https://twitter.com/HistoryNeedsYou/status/529039018751979520">November 2, 2014</a></blockquote><br /> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></p> <p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-partner="tweetdeck"><p>“<a href="https://twitter.com/SLM136"><code>SLM136</a>: Truly amazing sight <a href="https://twitter.com/HelpforHeroes"></code>HelpforHeroes</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/TowerPoppies?src=hash">#TowerPoppies</a> <a href="http://t.co/HSByP4TfNy">pic.twitter.com/HSByP4TfNy</a>” Great photo thanks for sharing!</p>— Help for Heroes (@HelpforHeroes) <a href="https://twitter.com/HelpforHeroes/status/528060009167724545">October 31, 2014</a></blockquote><br /> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></p> <p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-partner="tweetdeck"><p>Just over a week remaining!Sunday 2 Nov 2014. <a href="https://twitter.com/HRP_palaces"><code>HRP_palaces</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/PoppyLegion"></code>PoppyLegion</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/TowerPoppies?src=hash">#TowerPoppies</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/HelpforHeroes"><code>HelpforHeroes</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/London?src=hash">#London</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/WW1?src=hash">#WW1</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/RT?src=hash">#RT</a> <a href="http://t.co/bF5sldXOU7">pic.twitter.com/bF5sldXOU7</a></p>&mdash; MPS Helicopters (</code>MPSinthesky) <a href="https://twitter.com/MPSinthesky/status/528912296329117697">November 2, 2014</a></blockquote><br /> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></p> <p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-partner="tweetdeck"><p>Almost done <a href="https://twitter.com/PoppyLegion"><code>PoppyLegion</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/TowerPoppies?src=hash">#TowerPoppies</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/LestWeForget?src=hash">#LestWeForget</a> <a href="http://t.co/LqYzEviIsQ">pic.twitter.com/LqYzEviIsQ</a></p>&mdash; Major Paul Smyth (</code>MajorPaulSmyth) <a href="https://twitter.com/MajorPaulSmyth/status/528502838121746432">November 1, 2014</a></blockquote><br /> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script><br /> </div></p>