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Lights Out to mark WW1 centenary

Lights have been turned out across the country to mark the centenary of Britain's entry into World War One.

It is part of the 14-18 Now Lights Out commemoration, supported by the Royal British Legion.

Worshippers at the Balaji Hindu temple in Tividale in the West Midlands - one of the largest in Europe - lit a candle to remember those who died during the conflict.

About 1.5 million Indians fought for the British in WW1 and some 75,000 died.

The chairman of the temple said a lone candle symbolised a commitment to world peace.

  • 05 Aug 2014