Yoko Ono Unveils Tower Of Light in Lennon's Memory

Light TowerYoko Ono called on the world to imagine living life in peace as she unveiled a tower of light on Tuesday dedicated to the memory of her husband John Lennon on what would have been his 67th birthday.

Ono and Beatles drummer Ringo Starr lit up the chill night with the broad shaft of blue light as about 200 people sang along with Lennon's song "Imagine", playing in the background.

The "Imagine Peace Tower", a light sculpture created by Ono, will illuminate the sky of the Icelandic capital each year from Lennon's birthday until December 8, the anniversary of his murder in New York in 1980.

"I hope that when the light from the tower will shine, the world will pause for a time and imagine peace," Ono told Reuters in an interview before the unveiling.

The tower will be powered entirely by geothermal energy, which is plentiful on the volcanic island.

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Source: Reuters
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