Servicemen and dignitaries stand amongst the ceramic poppies that form part of the art installation "Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red", during an Armistice Day ceremony at the Tower of London on Nov. 11.
The art installation commemorates the 100th anniversary of the beginning of World War I and the 888,246 British Commonwealth soldiers who died. Ceramic artist Paul Cummins and theater stage designer Tom Piper initiated the project.
Cadet Harry Alexander Hayes,13, salutes after planting the final ceramic poppy on Nov. 11.
The near completed ceramic poppy art installation is seen lit up before sunrise in the dry moat of the Tower of London on Nov. 11.
A picture shows ceramic poppies lined up on a wall ready to be planted in the installation on Nov. 10.
A photograph of a soldier is seen placed on a fence near an art installation, on Remembrance Sunday, at the Tower of London on Nov. 9.
Visitors photograph the illuminated installation on Nov. 9.
Visitors view the installation on Nov. 7.
Sergeant James Hunter and Captain Kelly Richards plant ceramic poppies on Oct. 9, 2014.
Veteran Albert Willis plants a ceramic poppy on Oct. 9.
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, and Prince Harry visit the installation on Aug. 5.
The poppy installation first opened on Aug. 5 with a reading of the names of the deceased and a 21 gun salute.