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Services held across Britain in honor of those who have fallen in wars

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Employees of the insurance company Lloyd's of London observe a two minute silence on Armistice Day in the Underwriting Room of the Lloyd's Building in London on November 11. The annual Remembrance Day service honors those who have lost their lives during times of war. The service at Lloyd's is observed with the ringing of the Lutine Bell, the laying of wreaths before the Book of Remembrance and a two minute silence.

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Veterans attend Commando Memorial at Spean Bridge in the Highlands of Scotland to observe a two minute silence as a mark of respect for the war dead on November 11, Scotland. Armistice Day traditionally marks the end of WWI when Germany and the allied forces signed the armistice signaling the end of hostilities on the Western Front. The cessation of the war officially took effect on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month and is marked annually by services of remembrance for all those who have fallen in wars and a two minute silence.

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Artist Ted Harrison pictured with his art installation at St Paul's Cathedral in London on November 11. Harrison used more than 5,000 poppies to create an image of three child soldiers from the First World War and more recent conflicts.

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