Monday, September 29, 2008

Big Ben

Big Ben is the giant clock tower that stands adjacent to the Houses of Parliament in Westminster, London. While most people refer to the entire tower as Big Ben, it is actually the large bell inside the tower that was named Big Ben. During WWII when the Commons chamber in Parliament was desecrated by a bomb, Big Ben remained intact and operating. Big Ben has long served as an important landmark in London and an important symbol of enduring strength for Britain.

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