Big Ben (2/10)

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One of the most famous landmarks in Britain and instantly recognisable to many is Big Ben, the big clock in London, and the most famous part of Westminster Palace. What some people don’t know is the clock tower itself is named Elizabeth Tower (renamed in 2012 from its original name ‘Clock Tower’) and Big Ben is actually the nickname of the Great Bell that sits inside the tower.
The Great Bell is the largest of five bells and weighs in at 13.5 tons and was the largest bell in the UK for 23 years. Elizabeth tower stands about 320 feet tall, and the hands on the clock are 9 and 14 feet. 

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