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Key elements of the Tower of London poppy display are to stay on show until the end of the month, before travelling around the country, reported Sky News.

Huge demand from the public to keep the installation for the First World War fallen at the London landmark triggered a campaign to extend its lifespan and the Prime Minister has now stepped in.

The Weeping Window and Wave sections of the Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red artwork will remain on view until the end of November.

They will then be sent on a tour of sites across the UK until 2018 before finally going on permanent display at the Imperial War Museum.

David Cameron said the installation, created by ceramic artist Paul Cummins and stage designer Tom Piper to mark the centenary of the start of the First World War, had become a "much loved and respected monument" in a short space of time.

"I think the exhibition of the poppies has really caught the public imagination, people have found that incredibly moving," he said.

"What we've managed to do is find a way of saving part of the exhibition for the nation and making sure it will be seen by many more people.

"Then it will be permanently saved by the Imperial War Museum - I think the right place for it to be - and something that marks the fact that everybody has found it so moving, so poignant, and such a brilliant idea.

"By displaying parts of the installation around the country and then permanently in the Imperial War Museum, we have ensured that this poignant memorial will be saved for the nation."


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