Page last updated at 14:07 GMT, Thursday, 14 July 2005 15:07 UK

Events pay tribute to bomb dead

Muslim girl with banner calling for peace
A Muslim girl makes her feelings clear, in Leeds

A two-minute silence for the victims of the London bombs has been held - a week after the attacks took place.

In London itself, many workers left their offices at 1200 BST and came out into the streets to pay tribute.

Mayor Ken Livingstone said the city's response "showed why the terrorists have no chance of success".

Other events were held across the UK and overseas, with millions pausing to remember the 48 people the bombers are known to have killed.

Other events which marked the silence:

  • Many London buses and cabs stopped; Tube trains were still running, but the silence was announced.

  • St Botolph Church, near the Aldgate bomb, held a brief Act of Remembrance at midday.

    People observe the silence at King's Cross
    Hundreds of people observed the silence at King's Cross

  • Lloyd's of London rang its Lutine bell at the beginning and end of the two minutes. It was also rung after the 11 September attacks and the 26 December tsunami.

  • The business of politics was brought to a temporary halt, as MPs and peers remebered the bomb victims. At Scotland Yard, Home Secretary Charles Clarke joined Metropolitan Police Commissioner Sir Ian Blair.

  • In Leeds, where some of the suspected bombers lived, faith leaders joined hundreds of ordinary residents to mark the silence. Some of the crowd held banners proclaiming "Islam is against suicide bombing".

  • In Luton town centre - where a car connected to the bombings was found - more than 2,000 people from its many ethnic groups gathered. Following the silence, civic and Muslim leaders made speeches urging the town's people to unite against terrorism.

    Workers stand on a London street

  • At St Andrews, where the Open golf tournament is being held, play was interrupted.

  • At a degree ceremony at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth, the Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, said: "In silence we call to mind all those who have suffered in the last week."

  • The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall joined hundreds of villagers in Pendoylan in the Vale of Glamorgan.

  • The changing of the guards at Buckingham Palace was reorganised to mark the silence.

  • About 400 Royal Free Hospital staff, which is still treating five blast victims, gathered outside the building.

  • In Ireland, Taoiseach Bertie Ahern led a silence as a gesture of solidarity with the people of London.

  • Airports operator BAA ensured that as few take-offs and landings as possible took place during the silence.

  • Many overland trains remained stationary. Network Rail said trains would not leave London stations during the silence.

  • The BBC carried the silence on the news website, television and radio.

  • Many high street stores and shops across the UK ceased trading.

    Tony Blair and police officers in the Downing Street garden
    Tony Blair and police marked the silence at Downing St

  • In the US, New York, Pennsylvania and Virginia - which were all hit on 9/11 - observed the silence. "Our hearts go out to those who lost loved ones last week," said New York Governor George Pataki.

  • Cherie Blair and US first lady Laura Bush observed the silence during a visit to Rwanda.

  • In Bali, a candlelit prayer ceremony was held at the scene of the 2002 bombings to coincide with the silence.

  • At 1800 BST people will gather in Trafalgar Square for an event organised by the Mayor of London, the TUC and faith and community leaders.



video and audio news
London survivor speaks out a week after the bombings



RELATED INTERNET LINKS
The BBC is not responsible for the content of external internet sites


FEATURES, VIEWS, ANALYSIS
Has China's housing bubble burst?
How the world's oldest clove tree defied an empire
Why Royal Ballet principal Sergei Polunin quit

BBC navigation

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.

Americas Africa Europe Middle East South Asia Asia Pacific