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IN PICTURES: Millions of poppy petals dropped over Thames

Three million poppy petals - symbolising the dead of the two World Wars and all the conflicts since then - were dropped onto the Thames from two original World War II aircraft on Thursday.

Searchlights on the riverside light up the night sky

Poppy petals flutter to the ground by the London Eye

Poppies will be projected onto the Shell Centre until Remembrance Sunday

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