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.


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Interactive: How does your country vote at the UN?

    Interactive: How does your country vote at the UN?

    Explore how your country voted on global issues since 1946, as the world gears up for the 74th UN General Assembly.

    'We were forced out by the government soldiers'

    'We were forced out by the government soldiers'

    We dialled more than 35,000 random phone numbers to paint an accurate picture of displacement across South Sudan.

    Interactive: Plundering Cambodia's forests

    Interactive: Plundering Cambodia's forests

    Meet the man on a mission to take down Cambodia's timber tycoons and expose a rampant illegal cross-border trade.