Photos: Tower of London poppies sum up mood of a nation

The eyes of the nation focused on a sea of red poppies at the Tower of London as the country took time out to reflect on The Fallen.

While hundreds of people gathered at poignant ceremonies across East Lancashire, the amazing ‘Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red’ installation summed up the sombre and reflective mood of the nation.

RETRANSMITTED WITH ADDITIONAL CAPTION INFORMATION'The names of the British and Colonial soldiers who were killed during World War 1 are read out by Lord Dannatt, Constable of the Tower of London amongst the art installation 'Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red' by artist Paul Cummins at the Tower of London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday November 11, 2014. See PA story MEMORIAL Remembrance Tower. Photo credit should read: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

RETRANSMITTED WITH ADDITIONAL CAPTION INFORMATION'The names of the British and Colonial soldiers who were killed during World War 1 are read out by Lord Dannatt, Constable of the Tower of London amongst the art installation 'Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red' by artist Paul Cummins at the Tower of London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday November 11, 2014. See PA story MEMORIAL Remembrance Tower. Photo credit should read: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

Two minutes’ silence to remember The Fallen was observed in workplaces, schools, colleges and shops across the country as we marked the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of World War One.