UK displays sea of poppies to honour war dead

Almost 900,000 ceramic red poppies planted around Tower of London in memory of every British soldier who died in WWI.

    Britain will honour its war dead in traditional Remembrance Day services on Sunday.

    Red poppy flowers have come to symbolise the dead from the two world wars and conflicts since then. 

    This year, almost 900,000 ceramic poppies have been planted around the Tower of London in memory of every British soldier who died in the First World War.

    Al Jazeera's Peter Sharp reports from London.


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