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    UK Politicians Mourn Big Ben’s Temporary Silence

    It doesn’t toll for thee. As London’s chief landmark fell silent on Monday for the next four years during maintenance work, some lawmakers held a vigil — complete with bowed heads — to honor the iconic tower’s world-famous bongs. But their silence earned boos from others, who accused some of mourning Big Ben more than victims of June’s Grenfell Tower fire, which killed dozens of people. Liberal Democrat Norman Lamb, for one, sounded off: “Let’s just get a life,” he said, “and realize there are more important things around.”

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