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Big Ben goes silent; time for some facts

The Elizabeth Tower, which houses the Great Clock and the Big Ben bell, next to Britain's Houses of Parliament, The bell is undergoing repairs that is expected to last four years.


A CHERISHED British icon, Big Ben, has fallen silent from Monday for repairs expected to last four years.

Here are some facts and figures for Big Ben and the other bells in the world's most photographed clock tower.

Name: Many simply refer to the...