Beautiful Photos Show How the UK Does Veterans Day

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Veterans Day isn't just an American holiday. While Americans remember veterans of all wars, the federal holiday coincides with Armistice Day or Remembrance Day, where countries around the world mark the end of World War I. 

In Britain, thousands of blood-red ceramic poppies were "planted" at the Tower of London. The 888,246 flowers — one for each British and Commonwealth death during the First World War — have drawn an estimated 4 million visitors, according to the Independent.

Starting on July 17, more than 19,000 volunteers have installed these poppies. The last one was planted on Tuesday as ceremonies across the United Kingdom commemorated the end of the conflict. 

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