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British artist unveils thousands of shrouded figures for World War One centenary

Reuters London, UK Nov 08, 2018, 01.54 PM (IST)

A British artist unveiled an installation composed of over 70,000 shrouded figures to mark the centenary of the end of World War One on Wednesday. The Shroud of the Somme installation is a collection of 72,396 small figurines laid out in London's Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Each one represents a British Commonwealth serviceman who was killed at the Somme and has no known grave. The World is One News, WION examines global issues with in-depth analysis. We provide much more than the news of the day. Our aim is to empower people to explore their world. Please keep discussions on this channel clean and respectful and refrain from using racist or sexist slurs as well as personal insults. Subscribe to our channel at https://goo.gl/JfY3NI Check out our website: http://www.wionews.com Connect with us on our social media handles: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WIONews Twitter: https://twitter.com/WIONews Google Plus: https://plus.google.com/+WIONews