The 10th anniversary of the 7/7 bombings in London - in pictures

 

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London's 150-year-old tube network that carries over a billion passengers every year came to a halt to mark the tenth anniversary of the 7/7 terror attacks.

On July 7 2005, four British men, inspired by al Qaeda and angered by the Iraq War, blew themselves up on three London Underground trains and one bus, claiming the lives of 52 people and injuring over 700.

Across London, survivors and transport staff laid flowers at the sites of the four bombings. Many Londoners even walked part of their commute to honour the victims.

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A woman cries at the memorial plaque in London's Hyde Park

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Security staff and workers from Hyde Park observe a minutes silence at the 7/7 memorial in Hyde Park

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People pause for a minutes silence at Kings Cross Underground station

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Members of staff working within the grounds observe a minutes silence to commemorate the tenth anniversary of the July 7 terrorist attacks at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon

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Police officers within the grounds observe a minutes silence

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Representatives from 7 Company, Coldstream Guards and HQ London District join the national act of remembrance for the 7th July bombings 10th year anniversary beside the Ministry of Defence Main Building in central London

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People observe a nationwide minute's silence near Tavistock Square

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People stop to observe a minute's silence at Aldgate underground station

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Flowers left by the July 7 memorial plaque at Aldgate Station

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Members of various religious groups pray during a service in St Paul's Cathedral, to commemorate the tenth anniversary of the London Bombings in London

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A police officer looks at flowers left at Kings Cross Underground station in London

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Flowers left by the July 7 memorial plaque at Aldgate Station

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Boris Johnson and David Cameron place wreathes at the July 7 memorial in Hyde Park

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David Cameron and Boris Johnson take part in a wreath laying ceremony in London's Hyde Park

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David Cameron and Boris Johnson during a ceremony at the memorial

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From left: Paul Crowther, Chief Constable, British Transport Police, Adrian Leppard, Commissioner City of London Police, and Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe, Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police, carry wreathes at the July 7 memorial in Hyde Park

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People look at flowers left in Tavistock Square

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7/7 survivor Gill Hicks (centre) arrives with flowers at Russell Square tube station

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People embrace outside Edgware Road tube station

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A lady carrying flowers leaves Russell Square tube station

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Faith leaders promote religious unity in central London, as Britain prepares to mark 10th anniversary of the 7/7 London bombings in which 52 people were killed

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Gill Hicks, (L) a survivor of the 7/7 London terror attacks, embraces police constable Andrew Maxwell outside Kings Cross Station

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The July 7 memorial in Hyde Park

 

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