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London: Lights go out to mark WWI centenary

An art installation entitled 'spectra' by Japanese artist Ryoji Ikeda, which lights up the night sky as part of 'Lights Out', was displayed on August 4, 2014, in London to commemorate the centenary of Britain's involvement in the First World War.

London: Lights go out to mark WWI centenary
The lights are turned off at London's Houses of Parliament, (R) on August 4, 2014. Lights went out in homes across Britain on Monday as part of commemorations marking 100 years since the outbreak of World War I, which claimed the lives of nearly one million Britons. (AFP/Getty Images)
London: Lights go out to mark WWI centenary
The Houses of Parliament are seen in darkness as the lights are turned off iconic buildings as the city marks the centenary of the outbreak of World War 1 on August 4, 2014 in London, United Kingdom. Monday 4th of August marks the 100th anniversary of Great Britain declaring war on Germany. In 1914 British Prime Minister Herbert Asquith announced at 11pm that Britain was to enter the war after Germany had violated Belgium neutrality. The First World War or Great War lasted until 11th November 1918 and is recognised as one of the deadliest historical conflicts with millions of caausalities. A series of events commemorating the 100th anniversary are taking place throughout the day. (Getty Images)
London: Lights go out to mark WWI centenary
Members of the public admire an art installation entitled 'spectra' by Japanese artist Ryoji Ikeda which lights up the night sky as part of 'Lights Out', to commemorate the centenary of Britain's involvement in the First World War, on August 4, 2014 in London, England. Monday 4th August marks the 100th anniversary of Great Britain declaring war on Germany. In 1914 British Prime Minister Herbert Asquith announced at 11pm that Britain was to enter the war after Germany had violated Belgium neutrality. The First World War or the Great War lasted until 11 November 1918 and is recognised as one of the deadliest historical conflicts with millions of causalities. A series of events commemorating the 100th anniversary are taking place throughout the day. ((Getty Images)
London: Lights go out to mark WWI centenary
Piccadilly Circus is illuminated before the lights are turned off on iconic buildings as the city marks the centenary of the outbreak of World War I on August 4, 2014 in London, England. Monday 4th August marks the 100th Anniversary of Great Britain declaring war on Germany. In 1914 British Prime Minister Herbert Asquith announced at 11pm that Britain was to enter the war after Germany had violated Belgium's neutrality. The First World War or the Great War lasted until 11 November 1918 and is recognised as one of the deadliest historical conflicts with millions of casualties. A series of events commemorating the 100th Anniversary are taking place throughout the day. (Getty Images)
London: Lights go out to mark WWI centenary
Piccadilly Circus displays memorial images as the lights are turned off on iconic buildings as the city marks the centenary of the outbreak of World War I on August 4, 2014 in London, England. Monday 4th August marks the 100th Anniversary of Great Britain declaring war on Germany. In 1914 British Prime Minister Herbert Asquith announced at 11pm that Britain was to enter the war after Germany had violated Belgium's neutrality. The First World War or the Great War lasted until 11 November 1918 and is recognised as one of the deadliest historical conflicts with millions of casualties. A series of events commemorating the 100th Anniversary are taking place throughout the day. (Getty Images)
London: Lights go out to mark WWI centenary
Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, second left, extinguishes the remaining flame at the Grave of the Unknown Warrior during a candlelit vigil and prayer service to commemorate the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War at Westminster Abbey on August 4, 2014 in London, England. Monday 4th August marks the 100th anniversary of Great Britain declaring war on Germany. In 1914 British Prime Minister Herbert Asquith announced at 11pm that Britain was to enter the war after Germany had violated Belgium neutrality. The First World War or the Great War lasted until 11 November 1918 and is recognised as one of the deadliest historical conflicts with millions of causalities. A series of events commemorating the 100th anniversary are taking place throughout the day. (Getty Images)
London: Lights go out to mark WWI centenary
Actor David Morrissey looks on after he delivers a speech during a candlelight vigil, attended by the Duchess of Cornwall, to mark the centenary of Britain's involvement in the First World War at Westminster Abbey on August 4, 2014 in London, England. Monday 4th August marks the 100th anniversary of Great Britain declaring war on Germany. In 1914 British Prime Minister Herbert Asquith announced at 11pm that Britain was to enter the war after Germany had violated Belgium neutrality. The First World War or the Great War lasted until 11 November 1918 and is recognised as one of the deadliest historical conflicts with millions of causalities. A series of events commemorating the 100th anniversary are taking place throughout the day. (Getty Images)