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London's Big Ben turns 150

2009-07-12 09:42:10 GMT2009-07-12 17:42:10 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

Birthday messages are projected onto the Big Ben clocktower above the Houses of Parliament in London July 11, 2009. Big Ben is the nickname of the bell inside the 96-metre clock tower and it was 150 years ago on July 11, 1859, Big Ben first struck time. (Reuters Photo)

Birthday messages are projected onto the Big Ben clocktower above the Houses of Parliament in London July 11, 2009. Big Ben is the nickname of the bell inside the 96-metre clock tower and it was 150 years ago on July 11, 1859, Big Ben first struck time. (Reuters Photo)

Birthday messages are projected onto the Big Ben clocktower above the Houses of Parliament in London July 11, 2009. Big Ben is the nickname of the bell inside the 96-metre clock tower and it was 150 years ago on July 11, 1859, Big Ben first struck time. (Reuters Photo)

Big Ben is the nickname of the bell inside the 96-metre clock tower and it was 150 years ago on July 11, 1859, Big Ben first struck time.

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