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Last Updated: Monday, 15 March, 2004, 15:05 GMT
In pictures: Three-minute silence
Chairman of the European Commission, Romano Prodi, (centre) checks his watch for the start of the three-minute silence
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As clocks in Spain struck noon (1100GMT), people across the European Union marked a three-minute silence.
People standing in the European quarter in Brussels
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In Brussels, people gathered to remember victims of the Madrid bombings.
Drivers in Sofia, Bulgaria
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Drivers in Bulgaria got out of their cars to stand in silence.
Notre Dame in Paris
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Tourists stopped in front of Paris's Notre Dame Cathedral.
Central Railway Station in Stockholm
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People waiting for trains in Stockholm observed the silence.
Frankfurt Stock Exchange
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And trading briefly stopped at the stock exchange in Frankfurt, Germany.
Spanish tourists stand for three minute silence in Toulouse
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Spanish tourists' thoughts turned to home while on a visit to the French city of Toulouse.
People stand in silence in front of London's Big Ben
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The chimes of Big Ben launched the three-minute silence for Londoners.
Jacques Chirac at the Spanish embassy in Paris
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French President Jacques Chirac laid a wreath of red, white and blue flowers at the Spanish embassy in Paris.

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