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UK pays homage to the victims of July 7 bombers

By PA Reporters

Britain has fallen silent in tribute to victims of terrorism for the second time in less than a week as the July 7 attacks were remembered.

There were emotional scenes as survivors and families of those killed gathered on the 10th anniversary of the bombings.

Four suicide bombers carried out the single worst terrorist atrocity on British soil when they attacked London's transport network.

At 11.30am, a minute of silence was held after the names of the 52 victims were read out during a service at St Paul's Cathedral.

Tube trains and buses stopped, while tennis was delayed at Wimbledon. After the silence, petals were released from the dome of the cathedral and four candles were lit to symbolise the four blast sites. On Friday a similar period of quiet was held a week on from the Tunisian beach massacre in which 30 Britons were murdered.

In a note attached to his wreath, Prime Minister David Cameron wrote: "To the victims of terrorism in London 10 years ago today. We grieve your loss and will honour your memory for ever."

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