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Yoko’s Peace Tower Installed

Yoko Ono will unveil her light tower on Videy Island in Reykjavík tonight, on what would have been John Lennon’s 67th birthday.

Imagine Peace Tower is the title of this latest work by Ono. The tower is composed of a beam of light emanating from a giant wishing well, which features the words “imagine peace” in 24 languages. It will be lit every year from October 9, Lennon’s birthday, to December 8, the day he died, as well as on New Year’s Eve and the first week of spring. Over half a million wishes for peace from all over the world will be put in a series of capsules placed on Videy Island around the peace tower.

Among guests attending the ceremony are former Beatle Ringo Starr, George Harrison’s widow Olivia Harrison, and Sean Lennon, the son of John Lennon and Yoko Ono.

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