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London bombings: Your thoughts
People join hands in remembrance in a park near King's Cross on Saturday
Millions of people in the UK and beyond paid tribute to the victims of the London bomb attacks on Thursday, by observing two minutes of silence.

In Paris, Bastille Day celebrations were temporarily halted. The EU Parliament also fell silent and ceremonies were held at European Commission offices across all 25 EU member states.

Later in the day, thousands gathered in London's Trafalgar Square to pay their respects and thank rescue and medical staff.

What are your thoughts, one week after the London bomb attacks? If you're going to sign the book of condolences, what will you be writing? How do you think have we reacted over the past week? Send us your comments.

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This debate is now closed. Read a selection of your comments below.


Your comments:

I am starting a new job in London on the 1st August. Since last Thursday people have been asking me if I still want to move to London because of the bombings. Of course I still want to move. There is no city in Britain, or the world, where I would rather be moving to. Although I am not a Londoner quite yet I still appreciate the importance of remembering the victims, showing solidarity and proving to the terrorists that we will show no fear.
Iain, Worcester, UK

We shall not forget the day that unfolded on 7/7 and the bravery that so many people displayed on what is a horrific moment in London's history. Londoners have showed much resilience; we will not run scared because of the actions of murderers and terrorists.
Liz Kenny, London

We should all be proud, that under such tragic circumstances the people of London unite and fight against terror. No one will ever forget that day, but we will continue life in this beautiful city of ours.
Jessica, Victoria, London

Dear Londoners, our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. We held a two-minute silence here, as well. There have been so many British flags flying in our city this past week. I wish that all of you could see them.
Amy Kenyon, Salt Lake City, USA

These bombings have made me wary, but not really frightened me
Jerry Scriver, Banstead, England
These bombings have made me wary, but not really frightened me. I'm 68 and lived through bombings in the war, losing lots of school mates when I was only 8. Terrorists will never, ever frighten us, nor will they provoke hatred of Muslims.
Jerry Scriver, Banstead, England

I have always been proud to be British but never more so than yesterday when I saw Londoners observing the two minutes silence. Love is the only way to overcome the hatred that people like the bombers showed last week and it was clear during that silence that there was a huge amount of love from everyone towards all the other people around them.
Gail, North Yorkshire

In the aftermath of the attack, travelling in London has not been pleasant to say the least, due to the inevitable disruptions and soaring heat. However the spirit of Londoners of all backgrounds has made the unpleasantness bearable. I have had more light hearted conversations with commuters this week than I can remember in years.
Mary, London

I think the way that London has coped with the attacks is something that British people should be very proud of. The bombers have not stopped the city being the wonderful place that it is.
Amy, Leigh-on-Sea, Essex,

My thoughts and prayers are with the people who lost their innocent lives and with their families... We, I, the Muslims are grieving with you.
Salim, London, UK

I am a Muslim, extremely at peace with my religion. But, incredibly troubled by so-called Muslims in the name of Islam committing these barbaric acts which completely goes against the ethos of my religion... My thoughts and prayers are with the people who lost their innocent lives and with their families. You are not on your own. We, I, the Muslims are grieving with you.
Salim, London, UK

In the last week, 150 people have died in a train crash in Pakistan. Dozens of women and children have been murdered in Kenya. Thirty people have died in suicide bombings in Iraq. Aren't we being a little bit self-indulgent here? Maybe we should show some of that "business as usual" spirit we keep congratulating ourselves about, instead of gratifying the terrorists with a prime-time exhibition of just how successful they've been.
Phil Aster, Sussex

I hope people also spare a thought for the innocent relatives of the suicide bombers, who are probably the biggest sufferers of this atrocity next to the relatives of the victims.
Nabil Ali, Cambridge

My thoughts today are obviously with those who lost family and friends last week but I also wanted to stand in solidarity with the people of the Burley area of Leeds. I lived there as a student, side by side people of all races and religions. They must now feel very afraid and I wanted to say that, now living in London, I know they are not to blame and we shouldn't let our anger and sadness at what happened blight their lives.
Mel, London, UK

I am Muslim. I am British. I am a Londoner. I am proud to be who I am, bombs will never change that.
Zia Rahman, London, England

My thoughts and prayers are with the people of London and especially the family of the victims. I'm a Muslim and I really hope that this kind of atrocious act will not be used against Muslims not only in England, but also all over the world... It's such a shame when people turn to religion in justifying their acts, but it is also equally sad when religion is blamed for this kind of tragedy.
Sue, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Today I will be thinking and praying for of all those people who lost lives because of this act of terrorism. They will not grind us down, we as a nation will not let them.
Christine Green, Bognor Regis

Most religious people have rightly deplored this violence, but at the end of the day this is a faith-based crime against a pluralistic and secular society. There are real grievances that people have that need to be addressed. However, the motivation of these people is to not right wrongs but to ignite a religious conflict so that their world view can triumph and so do away with our way of life.
Nigel Hilton, London

We all feel the fear of being out of control when something like this strikes
Kevin O'Shea, London
We all feel the fear of being out of control when something like this strikes and it is sad that some families will have to realise that fear in a deeply distressing way. May every Londoner, visitor, citizen of the UK stand united in their grief, and strive to demonstrate we are not scared, we will not be terrorised, and we will continue to live our lives in the integrated, cosmopolitan and free society London does so well to exhibit!
Kevin O'Shea, London / UK

As I follow the news and see the pictures of those who committed these atrocities, and the families they left behind, I just keep on asking "Why? why?" Nothing and no one can ever justify this.
Waqar, London

I am so proud of the people that helped in the aftermath of the bombings. Everyone handled it amazingly and it touches my heart that people were so willing to help those strangers that needed it and Londoners pulled together in a fashion that hasn't been seen properly for years. But the tragedy that occurred there will never leave my mind, as I'm sure it won't with others. My prayers are with the families of those caught in the bombing: be they found, missing or no longer with us.
Gemma, Gatwick, UK

Today we all stand together. Even if there is a repeat of the terrible attacks we will not let them affect our liberty and way of life, nor change our political decision making. On days like this I remember why I love this country so much
Thomas Needham, Guildford

I want to know why these young men were so disaffected with our society that they saw the only way to change things was to blow themselves up along with innocent people? I want to know where they received training and where they were programmed in to this thinking?
Ashley, Leeds W. Yorkshire

I think what has happened is terrible. I would like to say a special well done to the emergency team and a big sorry for those that have lost family and friends. We are all here to support each other. Let's keep it that way through the tragedy.
Caroline, 15, Bolton

I watched from Japan events that unfolded all too close to home, my best friend lives in Russell Square. I hope, and early indications seem good, that as well as what they did, who did it etc, there will be serious talk about why they did it. Such debate was lacking post 9/11, and addressing the root causes before dropping more bombs is the way to defeat terrorism.
Joe Wilsdon, Hyogo pref, Japan

This act of terrorism will not change our life as we know it
Alan, Stevenage, England
I watched in horror at the events that happened last Thursday but now I feel more defiant and united with the other people who stood up and said that this act of terrorism will not change our life as we know it. My thoughts go out to the many people who were affected by this atrocity and hope that they recover quickly from this.
Alan Griffiths, Stevenage, England

My praise goes out to all Londoners who in spite of the horrific attacks are carrying on with their lives as normal letting the terrorists know that they will not succeed.
Chris Travis, Frome

Last Thursday I had just bought my day travel card at 9.30 to go from Kent to Chiswick to take an 89 year old lady out for lunch! Then I heard the terrible news of the tube bombs. How my heart arose especially thinking of those innocent young victims, rushing to the city to arrive in time to perfect the work they had studied so hard to achieve. So many innocent people injured or maimed for life and many more mourning the loss of a loved one. On Friday I went with my best friend to see the "Living Museum" because we wanted to be in London and felt that there we would find the assurance to continue with our lives against all odds. Personally I have no faith/race prejudice - as a Methodist Christian I am a full believer that we are all equal in the eyes of Almighty God. Like so many others I can only raise my voice against these extremists by condemning the brutal terrorists' action. I am so proud to be British and I will stand in silence here in Italy today and my thoughts and prayers will be with all victims of the 7/7/05 atrocities.
Christine, c/o Bologna, Italy

I am a Hindu, from India, My thoughts and prayers are with London. The emergency services were excellent. I am amazed at the courage of Londoners. Let's collectively fight terror.
Swetha Nandigama, Hyderabad, India

It is a high time now that we all the nations of the world sit together and unify to end this injustice. This unjust will end because it has to end.
Hassan Jaffer, Karachi

As a Londoner born and bred and as a British Muslim, I'm disgusted at the actions of these individuals and whoever was behind them. I'm so proud of being British and really proud of the strength of The London Community. It is still hard to reconcile to the fact that these bombers were British Muslims like me. But what is more important that love and unity come through this, rather than hate and retribution.
Imran Khan, London

I really feel sorry for the victims and the related ones. I tried hard but couldn't find out a word in Islam which teaches us to kill innocent people. If a Muslim was involved in this act, I don't consider him/her a Muslim.
Bilal Wahla, Lahore, Pakistan

Across the world tears were shed and the pain of London echoed throughout every land. It was a day that none should ever forget, nor images that should ever be hidden. It was a day when the greatest values of humanity emerged from the bloodied stains of inhumanity.
Scott Harvey, Oslo, Norway

My thoughts are for the super men and women working in the most ghastly conditions imaginable in the tunnel under King's Cross; how can we ever imagine what they had to deal with?
David, London

Let's work towards resolving the problems around the world and remove the fuel from the fire
Shaid Majid, Bradford, UK
As a Muslim I am horrified to even imagine what must have gone through the mind of the suicide bombers. We are all victims here as I don't believe anybody happily would blow themselves up. Let's work towards resolving the problems around the world and remove the fuel from the fire. My heart goes out to all the victims of this atrocity.
Shaid Majid, Bradford, UK

It's heart-warming to see the solidarity around the nation of races after such an horrific event as we witnessed last Thursday. It has brought people closer together rather than have the effect of dividing a nation which was the ultimate goal of these fanatics.
Jon Heath, Sittingbourne

I am a Muslim, I was born in England. I was truly devastated that people from our own country can do something as horrific as this.
Quazim Khan, Sheffield, Yorkshire, England

I have a friend who is still missing. It's so very sad what's going on in the world today. I don't and will never understand all the killing. It doesn't get anyone anywhere. My thoughts will be with everyone today.
Tsara Hayes, Derbyshire

Today and everyday we need to hold our heads up high and show terrorists that they will never take our freedom.
Danny Henshall, Stockport, England

This week has been a week of grief and sadness after the events of last Thursday. As the days have passed I have been able to see the good in humanity through the care and support from stranger to stranger. Which proves to those set on violence and murder that they will not beat the good in the world. I pray for those who died and their family.
Mark Macey, Portsmouth, Hampshire

I was immensely proud to be standing amongst so many people today who showed their respect for those who have suffered, whilst also providing a sign of defiance to the people who think that through attempting to kill and maim they will spread terror. They cannot and will never win.
Gordon Cherrington, London

I was impressed with the amount of people that joined in the 2 minute silence. It was very emotional and my condolences to the family and friends of the victims. Being Irish I can appreciate the support felt for this tragedy.
Sarah Blackburn, London

They may have left behind scars and nightmares but good will overcome evil
Caroline Porter, Wirral, England
I stopped today at midday, stayed silent for two minutes and thought of those whose innocent lives were snatched away from them in an act of pure evil. They may have left behind scars and nightmares but good will overcome evil.
Caroline Porter, Wirral, England

It is right and proper to remember the victims and their families. To honour a two minute silence is the least we can do. It gives the terrorists no victory, but is a mark of respect, and a moment of reflection. I, with many others, stood at the roadside in Croydon, bowed my head and prayed.
Deb, Croydon, England

Having experienced the loss of innocent lives now on both sides of the Atlantic, the people of London have renewed a message sent by New Yorkers and the people in Madrid. - whether we are black, white, Asian, Christian, Muslim, Buddhist or atheist, we are one in our fight against terrorism.
Patti Elle, London/New York

I have been back on the tubes every morning this week after being 2 carriages away from the Aldgate blast last week. This week has been far from easy and I'll be glad when it's over but I'm back on the tubes and I'll be standing outside today and praying for the families of the deceased, as well as for the world to rid itself of these kind of people and values.
Louise, London

I find myself checking the news more often in case there is anything else happening
Sharleen McLernan, UK
I think I was possibly more nervous than my husband as he left for his commute to central London on Monday. That hurdle having been overcome each day has felt more 'normal'. I still don't relax until he's home though and find myself listening out and checking the news more often in case there is anything else happening.
Sharleen McLernan, UK

My thoughts on today: we should get back to normal in defiance and celebrate winning the Olympic bid which would starve the terrorists of publicity. Show them how to be heroes, not martyrs.
Tony, Southampton

Although I live away from London, it will always be my home and where my heart is. I wish I could have stood among you today at noon but my thoughts are with you and with all those who have suffered.
Thom, Dublin, Ireland

So sad to see the innocent people of London suffer as a result of this conflict. Please show solidarity for the innocent in Iraq and elsewhere who suffer greatly as a result of similarly awful attacks.
David Rowan, Dublin, Ireland

If we're meant to be frightened, it isn't working
Mike Sparks, Denham
To those who think they can unsettle London - we've seen your type before. If we're meant to be frightened, it isn't working.
Mike Sparks, Denham

I will stop at 12 noon and I will pray for all the victims of this terrible attack. I was in London for my first time two weeks before, I loved it then and now I love it even more. I appreciate your attitude. All the families and victims are in my prayers and thoughts.
Federica, Italy

It is clearly time for all religious, political and world leaders to strongly condemn all terrorist acts and to strive for harmony and understanding. It is only by supreme efforts on all our parts that we will achieve the peaceful, positive and tolerant world that our children deserve. We should spend at least two minutes looking deeply in to our own hearts and minds and banish all thoughts of revenge as violence begets only more violence.
Bob Gattie, Singapore

We stand united with those in London, showing our support against terrorism. We commend your bravery London.
Shirley, Cape Town, South Africa

I have never been more proud to call myself a Londoner
Angela Botha, London
I am a South African and have been living in London for 6 years. Yet, I have never been more proud to call myself a Londoner than when I watched all people involved in the bombings, conducting themselves so bravely and with such decorum.
Angela Botha, London

The great thing about the UK is the variety of cultures. Please don't let this be distorted into any anti-Muslim violence. My sympathies are with the families of the victims.
Tim Addy, Winchester, Hampshire

My girlfriend is a paramedic in the London Ambulance Service and was involved in the rescue mission at Aldgate. She and all her colleagues in the emergency services do an amazing job which, most of the time is taken for granted.
James, Hertfordshire

I will join the two minute silence today and pray for the victims and their family. It breaks my heart to see all this suffering in London. But at the same time the people of London have shown so much strength and courage that one can only be impressed by it.
Tina, Mannheim, Germany

These people have to stop and cannot use religion to justify their sick actions
Zahdah, London
I will be observing the two minute silence today with members of staff at the NHS Trust I work at. I am proud to be a British Muslim born in London, with three children also born here. I am absolutely horrified at the atrocities that have been committed in the name of Islam. This is not what our religion teaches. The message is clear: these people have to stop and cannot use religion to justify their sick actions.
Zahdah, London

My heart goes out to all those involved in any way, but also to the families of the bombers. It's hard imagining what could turn a man, or boy as it seems, to do such a thing.
Gavin, London

I just want to add my appreciation of the incredible professionalism, discipline and courtesy shown in extremely difficult circumstances by the Metropolitan Police.
D Smith, Rome, Italy

Superb job done by the police to track the bombers down. The terrorists will never win.
Chris J Ashton, United Kingdom

Our hearts go out to those who have been affected by this act of evil. And we can now see why our emergency services are among the best in the world.
Ibby Jalloh , London

It made me so proud to see the great people of this mighty city holding their heads up high and carrying on with life
Greg, York
I had been planning since May to visit my brother in North London on Friday 8th - and I was very pleased to find out that the train service was running as normal just 24 hours after this awful atrocity. It meant that I could be one of the many people who weren't deterred by the terrorists, so I travelled down and got the Tube as I usually would. It made me so proud to see the great people of this mighty city holding their heads up high and carrying on with life.
Greg, York

I'm an American who will become a British Citizen next Monday. The events that occurred in London were horrifying and I am inspired by the way everyone has come together.
Beth, Stevenage, UK

I was born and raised in Wales and moved to London 3 years ago. I am now more determined than ever to stay in London. I will not be frightened away by these callous cowards.
Joanne, London

The courage and resilience of survivors, family and friends of the killed is uplifting and we should all take comfort in their strength.
Helen Hughes, Shropshire

I think the emergency services played an extremely effective and efficient service. I think the efficient efforts of our emergency services are to play in the small number of casualties. It's just a pity there is a small minority in our country who want to cause this amount of trouble here.
Dawn, Northern Ireland

My thoughts are with all the victims and their families. It could have been any of us
Helena Broadribb, London
I will be observing the 2 minutes silence and attending the vigil this evening to show that there is a lot of love in the world, as well as a lot of hate. My thoughts are with all the victims and their families. It could have been any of us.
Helena Broadribb, London

Last Thursday I watched the news unfold in front of me and my class of 12 year olds. How can we live in a world where there is this much hatred, and how will the world be when they are older?
Sian Richards, Bath

A week on, I still feel shocked and saddened by the bombings last week. But I will continue to use the London Underground and public transport. This should strengthen our resolve to never allow terrorism to succeed.
Aaron Ronan, Radlett

As truly shocking as the London bombings have been, I think it has helped us realise that, as a nation, we must unite. No matter the colour of your skin, the religion you worship, the walk of life you come from, we will defeat these sad, twisted individuals. They cannot overcome the Great in Britain.
Claire Boyles, Bridgend, Mid Glamorgan

Here in Iran, like anywhere else in the world, everyone was deeply shocked by last Thursday's awful crime against innocent people. We will be remembering you at 15:30 our time.
Zahra, Tehran

Let's also remember the heroes of the day: the police, hospital staff, paramedics, fire brigade
Amanda, London
I hope people take two minutes to remember those injured and killed on Thursday and to send wishes to their families and friends. Let's also remember the heroes of the day: the police, hospital staff, paramedics, fire brigade and the amazing people of London who took the time to help others instead of thinking about their own safety.
Amanda, London

It makes me sad to think that we only come together when these atrocities happen. We vow to stick together but it is forgotten again so soon. We should stay together to send out a message to these murderers.
Helen Slade, Birmingham, England

As someone who lost a colleague in the bombings last week, I will be doing the one thing his family want us to do - carrying on with our way of life. I will be thinking of those who needlessly lost their lives last week but to bring the country to a standstill surely changes what we do on a 'normal' day and thereby gives the terrorists, albeit for only 2 minutes, a brief 'victory'.
Tony Martin, London

This is one of the toughest weeks for me in London. It makes me realise how much I have fallen in love with my adopted country. I have learnt never to take things for granted for you never know what will happen. I hope every one of us will come together as one to pray for peace in our country.
Christina Spybey, London, UK

I hope that we don't turn on members of our communities who have done nothing wrong
Marika, Pretoria, South Africa
It will be 1pm in South Africa. I'll sit at my desk and think of the lives lost, the people injured and their families. And I'll remember how grateful I was that all my friends and family in London came though this. I'll also hope that our response is measured, and that we don't turn on members of our communities who have done nothing wrong.
Marika, Pretoria, South Africa

This is also a time to remember ALL victims of war and terrorism whether in the 'civilised' world or otherwise. This is a Global Village and I hope one day we can all be safe.
Cath, Chichester

When I read the comments on this site from people all over the world, I am reminded that there are so many more good people than bad and give thanks. During the two minutes, I shall pray for the dead and their families.
Wendy May, Portsmouth

I will still be awake at 0400 (USA time) and will stop what I am doing to observe the silence. When I get up later in the day my husband and I will continue to plan the finer details of our trip to the UK, France and Holland in 2 weeks. Many friends in the USA are shocked that we have not cancelled, but why give these animals the satisfaction?
Jo Kennedy, Tucson, AZ

It does my heart good to read so many wonderful thoughts from people in so many different countries
Maureen Wilson, Nottingham
Whilst we remember at 12 noon today, I will personally also think how so many people all over the world are also united with us. It does my heart good to read so many wonderful thoughts from people in so many different countries.
Maureen Wilson, Nottingham

I've never been to London, but I feel like I have a special tie to the UK because of Hollie, our little Pommy Backpacker shed hand who lived and worked with us last year in Australia. I will light a candle and sit in silence for 2 minutes thinking about the victims, their families and friends. I sincerely hope that people can return to their normal lives without feeling fear.
Kaye Morrison, Hay, NSW, Australia

I will observe the two minute silence and sign the condolence book in Trafalgar Square. I will write "United in grief, United in resolve, United in diversity. It's a London Thing."
Diana Garrett, London

A week on and the tears keep welling up every time I think of the devastated lives of family members and friends whose loved ones were snatched so cruelly from them last Thursday. My thoughts are with them as we all pray for peace.
Sarah N, London

After the appalling events of last Thursday, I've seen the good and the bad sides of the human race
Rob Morris, Bromley
After the appalling events of last Thursday, I've seen the good and the bad sides of the human race. On one side, the extremists spouting their rhetoric and hate, but on the other side, a sense of humanity that has pulled communities together.
Rob Morris, Bromley

I will be in work today exactly as I was last Thursday when I watched and listened in horror to the events taking place. At the same time, I was frantically trying to contact my brother and his girlfriend who live and work in the city. Thankfully they were all fine, but I have spent the last week in total shock and dismay. I am proud to be British and it is at times like these that as a Nation we show how strong we really are.
Michelle Mills, Carterton, Oxon

I will observe the two minutes silence from the airport in Sydney, 10 minutes before I board the plane for London. Looking forward to getting back to see the place and taking the tube. Very proud, though not at all surprised, to see the reaction of Londoners over the last week.
Adrian, Sydney

My thoughts and prayers are with all the families who have lost loved ones. May God be with you and give you strength to carry on and live each day as it comes. Remember your loved ones are still close in a better place watching over you.
Louise, Stourbridge, West Midlands

It's been a week since the bombings. It took me six and a half hours to find my girlfriend in the chaos that came afterwards. She can no longer live in London and she wants to move back to South Africa. She can't deal with the fear and it will break my heart to carry on a relationship with 8000 miles between us. At least she wasn't badly injured and I still have her here with me.
Ben, London

The lack of hysteria in London is inspirational
Lucas Hare, London
I have always struggled with the notion of patriotism, but I have to say that I am happy to exist in a society where individuals can react to the horrific events of a week ago with such calm and dignity. The lack of hysteria in London is inspirational.
Lucas Hare, London

Last Thursday I was on leave. I felt I could not use the tube again. But as with all Londoners I just travelled as normal on Monday. London is the greatest city in the world, even more so now!
Ed Shearer, London

I would like to offer my deep respect for the way the British people handled the attack. On the same hand I am very disappointed how the German population is mostly ignoring it.
Stefan, Germany

Our office will stand together with the world today for the two minute silence to remember the innocent people who lost their lives on 7/7/05. Our lives will always be at risk while hatred is spread around the world but with strong hearts and the linking of nations we will stand proud for what we believe is right.
David, Nuneaton

One week on and it is still so fresh in my mind - it seems like it could have happened this morning. It will take more than 4 or 5 people to crush London's spirit. Today, during my two minutes, I will thank my God that all my loved ones are safe and then think about all those who never came home on Thursday evening.
Rachel, Reading, Berks

I cannot believe that a week ago the place in which we live was so different
Maxine Arnold, Salisbury
I cannot believe that a week ago the place in which we live was so different! I cannot even begin to understand the minds behind the atrocities - and don't want to know what works those minds. My deepest thoughts and most sincere wishes go out to all families, loved ones and friends of those who have lost someone.
Maxine Arnold, Salisbury

I am going to start a new job in the city on Monday. I am apprehensive about travelling around, but how can you legislate for what could happen? I will be laying flowers at Tavistock Square
Simon, Halton, England

At 12noon I will be outside my office standing proud to show these terrorists that London does not give in to any terror and stays strong in any circumstance. I will also be thinking about all the families who have lost love ones last week.
Joe, London

I went to London on business on Tuesday. On the way down I was sure I'd get a taxi when I arrived but when I got there I thought "No! I'll be defiant and take the tube - everyone else is!" Coming from the Midlands I hadn't realised how much courage and bravery it takes to be defiant and I now hold even more respect for everyone in London in the way they have carried on with their lives just like normal.
Paul, Leamington Spa, UK

A week on I still feel a degree of fear, but not to the extent that I will change my day to day life. I will hold my head high and continue to work in this wonderful city.
Louise, London

I will observe the silence from whichever of my clocks at home strikes 12 first, and until the last reaches 2 minutes past
Emma, Essex, UK
I will observe the silence from whichever of my clocks at home strikes 12 first, and until the last reaches 2 minutes past. My thoughts will go to those who are lost already, those still waiting in fear one week on and those who witnessed the carnage. But also thoughts to my friends and family, each of us lucky to still be here, I hope we can stamp out this sick practise, for all those who have suffered needlessly.
Emma, Essex, UK

Today, as everyday since Thursday, I will think of the victims and their families. I will remember the horror I was in and praise myself for living. My heart goes out to everyone involved. I will remain proud of London and the way we stand shoulder to shoulder.
Camilla, London, UK

At 11pm tonight I will join in the 2 minutes silence and remember those who lost their lives (including a New Zealander), those who will live with this forever and those who help and support them. Kia kaha London (stay strong).
Eli, Wellington, New Zealand

Here in The Netherlands, all public transport, airports and the Amsterdam Stock Exchange will stand still at 1pm local time (noon BST). The Dutch Prime Minister will observe the silence at the British Embassy in The Hague. I will just sit quietly at my desk, having already observed a minute's silence at a concert in London on Sunday evening.
Paul S (lived & worked in London 13 years), The Hague, The Netherlands

My hope is that people everywhere will take this 2 minutes silence as a time to reflect on ones own life
Paul Thomas, Cyprus
My hope is that people everywhere will take this 2 minutes silence as a time to reflect on ones own life, its values, self respect and worth. That extremists and anarchists look inside their hearts and minds where evil thoughts or ideologies are their driving force and see if what they believe in is real.
Paul Thomas, Cyprus

During the 2 minutes, I will be thinking of all victims of terrorists all over the world. In the following 2 minutes, I will be wishing good luck to all the men and women around the world who try and prevent these atrocities.
Mike, Brighton

I will light a candle and sit in silence for 2 minutes thinking about the victims, their families and friends.
Satu, Finland

Many of us in the United States will join you in observing the two minutes of silence. Our hearts and prayers are with you.
Julane Swank, Kingwood, TX

I was very, very proud of London and Britain last Sunday. I cannot think of anywhere else in the world, where, just three days after a terrorist attack, you would see, not just the head of state, but her family, surrounded by hundreds of ceremonial troops, riding down the mall in an open top car, being cheered by a quarter of a million people.
Sally, Sheffield, UK

It is absolutely amazing how quickly the London and UK authorities identified the bombers. The US agencies could learn a few things from the level of professionalism displayed.
Sean, Atlanta, Georgia USA

My thoughts and prayers are with the victims of these atrocities every single day
Sara Gardiner, Wolverhampton, UK
My thoughts and prayers are with the victims of these atrocities every single day. In this current climate of fear, it is important for the world to unite against terrorism, and for British Muslims to express their condemnation of Thursday's terrible bombings.
Sara Gardiner, Wolverhampton, UK

I will be attending Trafalgar Square tomorrow to join in the mourning with all my fellow Londoners. The day after the day of the attacks I had a point to prove to myself and the terrorists so I went out travelling on the tube, buses and even the railway around central London. I am glad I did it because in doing so I supported my fellow Londoners by showing they cannot scare us.
Jai'me Jan, London, UK

As an English woman living in America, my thoughts will be for the families of those lost or injured. My two minutes will be at 6am. The never ending strength and endurance of the British people will again show the world how we can live together accepting differences in race and culture, while holding our heads high.
Lindsay Nix, Montana, USA

I will watch on television from here in New York, and reflect on the sadness we went through only 4 short years ago. Bless their souls, and hope for peace in this world.
Diane Duguid, Deer Park, New York, USA

I admire the strength of character of the British people. The events of 7/7/05 should be remembered always. They should also remind us all of the difficult times in which we all live.
Eric, Detroit, USA

I will be lighting a candle of remembrance for the victims on Thursday
Valerie, Norfolk, UK
As a US Air Force spouse, I made it a point to go into London on Wednesday, though the travel ban had not been lifted. I'm very impressed with the way Britons are bravely dealing with this tragedy and continued threat and I will be lighting a candle of remembrance for the victims on Thursday.
Valerie, Norfolk, UK

I work in Docklands and although I had a day off on Thursday I was in contact with my friends at work. I would like to send special thanks to the boat owners who took people from Canary Wharf to London Bridge, Greenwich, etc. free of charge. During the 2 minutes silence I will be thinking of all those lost and those still missing.
Pauline, Gillingham, Kent

I travel to Waterloo every day, but today I had to travel on to King's Cross. The train was nowhere near full at 08:20. The saddest thing was the walk between Euston and King's Cross, so many "Missing" posters. There are very long queues for taxis, seems people are trying to avoid tubes and busses. I must say that I felt comfortable on the tube though.
Terry, Epsom, Surrey, England

As my family mourns back in England I mourn with the rest of the yanks and ex pat Brits over here in the states. I've never seen so many British flags over here. It's humbling. My friends and I will fly a British flag at half-staff on a Freeway to remember the victims of July 7th.
Trent Yoxall, Portland, Oregon

I am a bar manager in Las Vegas and we are having a two minute silence at 1pm USA time. There are a lot of Brits here - it's a time for us all to be together. We are also collecting money to send to the British Red Cross for the victims and families of the London Bombings, with a condolence book. God bless London.
June, Las Vegas, USA

It is time for good honest people across the globe to come together
Dee, Sweden
At 2pm local time (1pm England) I, together with my Swedish fiance and his son will observe the two minutes silence in remembrance of the victims and their families from last week's bombings. It is time for good honest people across the globe to come together, to stand together against this evil and what better way to start than in remembrance of our friends and loved ones who have suffered such losses and heartache.
Dee, Sweden (English ex-pat)

We are so sorry for London's tragic loss. Their resilience in light of this tragedy is something to be admired. We hold our English friends in our hearts and in our prayers.
Lisa and Michael Carroccio, Bensenville, IL, USA

I will be going to the vigil in Trafalgar Square after work. It is important to be defiant in the face of adversity. This is a defining characteristic that has been illustrated by the British people many times over the years. Whatever attempts are made to divide us will fail, we cannot be cowed into submission, we will not hide in the shadows. Britons never shall be slaves to fear.
Mike, Brighton, UK

We are friends, we are family. The Union Jack waves proudly in the hearts and minds of the people here. We are having a vigil here as well. For without you...there would be no US. God speed.
Thom Kennedy, Seattle, Washington, USA

I urge everyone around the world to participate in this 2 minutes of silence. Show the people who did this that they will never change our way of life. As a Muslim, I am disgusted of how these atrocities are committed in the name of religion. My prayers and condolences to all the victims, their families and friends. May God be with you and bless you all.
Khalid Osman, Manchester, UK

It will be 4am in the US, but as we all sleep, our dreams will be of those we lost and we too will shed tears of sorrow.
Julie, Huntington Beach, CA

At 12 noon on Thursday 14th July, I will think of how lucky myself and my friends are
Claire, Leeds
At 12 noon on Thursday 14th July, I will think of how lucky myself and my friends are that we did not get on the tube going through to Kings Cross at 08:41 as we may not be here today. More importantly I will think of all the people that weren't so lucky and all their families and the pain they are feeling.
Claire, Leeds

During the 2 minutes and all other minutes for the next few days I will be wishing for my colleague who is still missing. We are all waiting for news.
Laura, Kent, UK

During the two minutes silence I will be thinking of all the people who have lost their life in such a terrible manner, not just those in London, but world wide.
Phil J, London

My heart breaks every time I hear of a new person identified and their family advised of the death of a loved one. My heart also goes out to the unsuspecting families of the bombers, who have been left to endure the suffering. We will not be intimidated and will succeed to carry on as the great nation we are.
Lolly Gils, Camberley, Surrey

I'm still saddened by last week's tragedy. I've only been to London once, but I feel like I have a special tie to the UK because of my Welsh and Irish heritage. I sincerely hope that people can return to their normal lives without feeling fear. I remember the taste of fear in my mouth after 9/11. It pollutes the spirit, yet serves no purpose.
Christine, Pasadena, USA

I'm making a special effort to go in to London tomorrow
Amy, Berkshire
I'm making a special effort to go in to London tomorrow, using public transport of course. I want to make sure these extremists know that I'm not afraid.
Amy, Berkshire

I still have fresh memories of what I saw last Thursday. I took a week off from work. I will travel through the underground with great effort for the first time tomorrow since Thursday.
Paul Amfo, London

I was really proud to see Londoners' courage and bravery after the bombings. Let's stick together and not let them beat us. All over Italy posters were put up saying "we are all Londoners."
Julie, Rome, Italy

I hope that Londoners will follow Mayor Livingstone's plea and demonstrate their solidarity and resilience.
Stuart, Bolton

I will give thanks for the resilience of the human spirit
Aoife Kennedy, Woking, Surrey
I am in awe of the bravery and resilience of the people of London. During the two minute silence on Thursday I will give thanks for the resilience of the human spirit, and I will no doubt shed tears for all the beautiful people who have lost so much.
Aoife Kennedy, Woking, Surrey

The people of London have set an example to the world as to how to defy the terrorists and carry on with the day today business as normal.
Sridhar, Glasgow

What happened last week left us shocked but as a British Muslim it left me with an overwhelming feeling of anger towards the perpetrators. I think its time that British Muslims like myself become more active in voicing our objections against these extremists. My prayers are with the victims, their families and friends.
Amir, London

I think it is vital that we show our respects to these wonderful people who have lost their lives in such an abrupt and awful manner. I work in central London and was there throughout Thursday. I think the British public have reacted in a strong and dignified way in the last week and have shown a great deal of compassion. I just hope that for the future, people do not have to be in or witness such an atrocity committed by people of their own country.
Claire Churchill, Watford, England

I shall sit in silence and remember how happy I was to hear from my friends who were in London
Richie, Cardiff, UK
I shall sit in silence and remember how happy I was to hear from my friends who were in London that day. I'll also reflect on the innocent people who lost their lives in such a senseless act and how the people left behind must be feeling. I hope everyone else will do the same.
Richie, Cardiff, UK

I love London and am a born and bred Londoner. I've gone from joy at the Olympics bid, to sorrow and anger at the bombings and the thought of what those poor people went through in the tunnels and above, to a quiet pride at the courage of Londoners keeping calm and getting on with it, and then to a gratefulness to the WW2 veterans and dead for their sacrifice at the end of the week. I hope there may come some good from this.
Mark, Leicester





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