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A Wreath From Down House is Placed On The Grave Of Charles Darwin

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LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 12: Dean's Verger Martin Castledine lays a wreath of plants from Charles Darwin's garden on his grave on the 200th anniversary of his birth at Westminster Abbey on February 12, 2009 in London. The Helleborus and Berberis Darwinii (discovered in South America in 1885 by Darwin during the voyage of the Beagle) placed on the grave of Darwin in the Abbey are taken from the garden of Down House in Kent - where he researched and wrote 'On The Origin of Species' published in 1859. An evensong followed by a wreath laying ceremony, attended by decendent's of Darwin, will take place tonight at The Abbey. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)
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LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 12: Dean's Verger Martin Castledine lays a wreath of plants from Charles Darwin's garden on his grave on the 200th anniversary of his birth at Westminster Abbey on February 12, 2009 in London. The Helleborus and Berberis Darwinii (discovered in South America in 1885 by Darwin during the voyage of the Beagle) placed on the grave of Darwin in the Abbey are taken from the garden of Down House in Kent - where he researched and wrote 'On The Origin of Species' published in 1859. An evensong followed by a wreath laying ceremony, attended by decendent's of Darwin, will take place tonight at The Abbey. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)
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