Silent tribute paid to war dead
Millions of Britons have fallen silent to remember those who have died in war.
But in London the solemn moment was marred by a small group of protesters calling themselves Muslims Against Crusades, who burned a model of a poppy.
As the clock struck 11am, the nation paused to mark the anniversary of Armistice Day, when peace returned to Europe at the end of the First World War.
The agreement between Germany and the Allies after four years of fighting took effect at the "eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month" of 1918.
Wearing their poppies with pride, people joined in the two-minute silence as various commemoration services and events were held around the country.
The protest, in Exhibition Road, Kensington, involved about 30 people.
About 50 counter demonstrators gathered nearby but the two sides were kept apart by police.
Police clashed briefly with members of the Muslims Against Crusades group at one stage and at least one man was dragged to the floor and arrested.
But order was quickly restored as officers completely surrounded the small group.
In the Commons, Speaker John Bercow led MPs in observing the traditional two-minute silence.