** FILE ** The St. Stephen’s clock tower, popularly known as ‘Big Ben’ is seen in London, in this Monday Oct. 25, 2004 file photo. Big Ben is losing its bongs temporarily. The famous bell in the clock tower of Britain’s Houses of Parliament is to fall silent for a month of repairs, officials announced. The House of Commons said Wednesday Aug. 8, 2007 that the distinctive bongs would sound the hour for the last time at 8 a.m. (0700 GMT) Saturday before four to six weeks of maintenance work on the clock. (AP Photo/Richard Lewis)