London's Big Ben to be renamed

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Sue Ridley waits on Westminster Bridge for the Royal Barge to pass the House of Commons and the  Big Ben clocktower during the Thames Diamond Jubilee River Pageant in London, Sunday, June 3, 2012. More than 1,000 boats were to sail down the Thames on Sunday in a flotilla tribute to Queen Elizabeth II's 60 years on the throne that organizers are calling the biggest gathering on the river for 350 years.  Despite cool, drizzly weather, hundreds of thousands of people are expected to line the riverbanks in London, feting the British monarch whose longevity has given her the status of the nation's favorite grandmother. (AP Photo/Tim Hales)

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Big Ben, parliament's famous clock tower, is to be renamed Elizabeth Tower in honour of the queen's diamond jubilee, officials announced on June 26. (AFP)

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