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Cenotaph poppy wreaths

Wreaths, mostly composed of artificial red poppies produced by the Royal British Legion, placed at the Cenotaph in Whitehall, London, on Remembrance Day, 11 November, 2018.

According to The Times of 10 November 2018:  ‘The centenary of the armistice has captured the national imagination for remembrance commemorations like never before … with poppy donations likely to hit a record high.’  The Legion’s factory has produced about 33 million poppies, and has switched to 24-hour operations to cope with the demand.  It  has also produced more than 120,000 wreaths.

Photographed 14 November 2018.

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