Tower of London turns into sea of red poppies

LONDON (NBC/APTN) — The Tower of London was turned into a sea of red poppies to commemorate the 100th anniversary of World War I.

The art installation, called “Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red” features more than 888,000 ceramic poppies: one for every British and Commonwealth soldier who died during what’s called the Great War.

The poppies were laid throughout the summer by artist Paul Cummins and a team of volunteers. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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