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Photos: Four brave people are cleaning Big Ben today

Don’t look down.

Great Clock maintenance Source: Yui Mok/PA Wire

LIKE CLEANING? GOT a head for heights?

Most cleaning jobs don’t require bravery as a requirement, but this one is slightly different.

A crack specialist team have been at work on one of the four faces of Big Ben’s clock at the Houses of Parliament in London today, abseiling down the clock face to perform vital maintenance and cleaning.

The brave four are suspended some 90 metres above the ground as they carry out the work, which will take all week, working on one face of the clock per day with one day set aside at the end just in case there are any weather delays.

It is the first time in four years that the clock has been given a scrubbing.

Great Clock maintenance Source: Yui Mok/PA Wire

Great Clock maintenance Source: Yui Mok/PA Wire

Great Clock maintenance Source: Yui Mok/PA Wire

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