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Sounds of Silence: UK's Big Ben to Fall Quiet for Repairs

It's so long to Big Ben’s bongs — at least temporarily. British officials announced Tuesday that the famous bell of Parliament will fall silent for several months during repairs to its crumbling clock tower. The work, due to begin in January 2017 and last three years, is the biggest repair job on the tower for decades — and Steve Jaggs, Parliament's Keeper of the Great Clock, said it can't wait much longer. “The tower is not unstable,'' he said. “But unless we do...

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