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Face Of The Day: The Big Ben Clock Is Cleaned by Abseilers   Experts clean Big Ben clock faces   Big clean-up for Big Ben dials   Abseilers Give Big Ben's Great Clock Some TLC  
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The Week in Pictures

Lightning strikes in Ferguson, drought devastates California, Ebola isolates, Big Ben gets a cleaning, the pope visits South Korea and more.
msnbc.com 2 hours ago

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PHOTOS: The Week in Pictures, August 21, 2014

photos: the week in pictures, august 21, 2014[caption id="attachment_447340" align="alignnone" width="614"] Technicians carry out cleaning and maintenance work on one of the faces of the Great Clock atop the landmark Elizabeth Tower that houses..
metronews 9 hours ago

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News video: London's Big Ben Clock Gets A Facelift

London's Big Ben Clock Gets A Facelift 00:56

Recently, the hands of Big Ben were stopped at 12. The four faces of the clock, that are made up of 312 delicate pieces of glass, are being scrubbed off with soapy water. The Big Ben clock tower in..
Source: Geo Beats - 2 days ago

News video: Big Ben Clock Puts on a New Face

Big Ben Clock Puts on a New Face 00:55

It's one of the world's most famous landmarks - but being exposed to London's pollution, even Big Ben's clock needs a wash now and then. A team of abseilers, armed with buckets of soapy water are..
Source: Reuters - 3 days ago

News video: Abseilers Clean Big Ben's Clock Face

Abseilers Clean Big Ben's Clock Face 01:29

The clock face of the Elizabeth Tower, which houses the famous Big Ben bell, is being cleaned, with the hands frozen at 12 o'clock.
Source: BBC News - 3 days ago

News video: Are robots behind Katy Perry's Twitter success?

Are robots behind Katy Perry's Twitter success? 01:11

Katy Perry is the queen of Twitter but according to a new report it could very well be robots that are the key to her Internet success.
Source: Zoomin.TV Canada - 1 week ago

News video: Are Robots Behind Katy Perry's Twitter Success?

Are Robots Behind Katy Perry's Twitter Success? 01:10

Katy Perry is the queen of Twitter but according to a new report it could very well be robots that are the key to her Internet success.
Source: Zoom.in - 1 week ago

 
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Tick tock, it's time to clean the great clock

August 21, 2014 1:55 AM Cleaners abseiling down one of the faces of Big Ben to clean and polish the clock face, above the Houses of Parliament, in central London on Tuesday. A week has been set..
Straits Times 1 day ago

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clueQuest has been ranked London's number one tourist attraction on TripAdvisor

cluequest has been ranked london's number one tourist attraction on tripadvisorBig Ben, the London Eye and Buckingham Palace may seem like major draws in the UK's capital - but not according to TripAdvisor.
MailOnline 2 days ago

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Thought of the Week by Reverend David Jones

thought of the week by reverend david jonesIT was quite a sight to see abseilers descending St Stephen's Tower in Westminster to give Big Ben a much needed facelift five years since the last time this most iconic of London landmarks had the..
Llanelli Star 2 days ago

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Photos: Cleaning ritual on, Big Ben gets it’s annual makeover

Cleaners work on the faces of Big Ben, to clean and polish the clock face, above the Houses of Parliament The post Photos: Cleaning ritual on, Big Ben gets it’s annual makeover appeared first on..
Firstpost 2 days ago

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Face Of The Day: The Big Ben Clock Is Cleaned by Abseilers

face of the day: the big ben clock is cleaned by abseilersYou need hands...
Anorak 3 days ago

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Specialist cleaners abseil off Parliament to begin five-day deep clean of Big Ben

specialist cleaners abseil off parliament to begin five-day deep clean of big benThe experts abseiled by rope to clean and inspect the faces of the Great Clock at the Palace of Westminster, and they wear ear defenders to protect their hearing from the chimes of Big Ben.
MailOnline India 3 days agoAlso reported by •MailOnline
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Big Ben's clock gets big bath from abseiling cleaners

Cleaners abseil down the face of the Great Clock of Westminster, working 60 metres up in the air to clean its wafer-thin glass panels
Telegraph.co.uk 3 days ago
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VIDEO: Big Ben's clock face is cleaned

The clock face of the Elizabeth Tower, which houses the famous Big Ben bell, is being cleaned, with the hands frozen at 12 o'clock.
BBC News 3 days ago
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Experts clean Big Ben clock faces

experts clean big ben clock facesA team of experts has begun a job that requires a head for heights and the ability to keep a close eye on the clock at one of Britain's most famous landmarks.
Belfast Telegraph 3 days ago

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Abseilers Give Big Ben's Great Clock Some TLC

abseilers give big ben's great clock some tlcA team polishing the dials of the London landmark are also inspecting for damage to the 155-year-old timepiece.
Sky News 3 days ago

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PICTURES: Big Ben gets a wash from daredevil cleaners

Today cleaners with a head for heights abseiled down London landmark Big Ben to give the clockface a good scrub.
London24 3 days ago

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Big clean-up for Big Ben dials

big clean-up for big ben dialsAbseiling technicians are cleaning the four dials of the Great Clock at the Houses of Parliament - which houses the bell known as Big Ben - and inspecting for damage.
Belfast Telegraph 3 days ago

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VIDEO: Timelapse video shows Big Ben cleaning

Cleaners have been working on the clock face on the Elizabeth Tower for the first time in since 2010.
BBC News 4 days agoAlso reported by •BBC Local News
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Photo: Workers clean the face of Big Ben clock tower in London - @paulwaugh


Breaking News 4 days ago

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The daily quiz: bells and whistles

Today's quiz covers ghost stories, sporting siblings, ski resorts and Big Ben Follow @GuardianQuiz on Twitter for daily notifications Would you like to set the quiz? Email 10 questions to..
guardian.co.uk 4 days ago


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