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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.

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Searchlights on the riverside light up the night sky


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Poppy petals flutter to the ground by the London Eye


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Poppies will be projected onto the Shell Centre until Remembrance Sunday

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