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In pictures: Lights Out to mark World War One centenary

We have created a mosaic from almost 300 readers' photos of Lights Out to mark the centenary of the outbreak of World War One


Thousands of homes, businesses and buildings across north-east Hampshire dimmed their lights on Monday night to pay homage to all the fallen of World War One.

The move was part of a nationwide Royal British Legion campaign, called Lights Out, encouraging people across the country to turn off their lights, between 10pm and 11pm, and leaving just a single light or candle on to mark 100 years since Britain declared war on Germany.


The campaign was launched as part of the 14-18 NOW cultural programme to echo the words of Foreign Secretary Sir Edward Grey, who said on August 3 1914: "The lamps are going out all over Europe, we shall not see them lit again in our lifetime."

A huge thank you to EVERYONE who sent in their Lights Out pictures. We've picked 26 of the most emotive ones and put them together in the gallery below.

Thanks to Catherine Thorpe for the original image we created the mosaic around.



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