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Leeds' silent tribute to victims

By Dominic Casciani
BBC News

In Leeds, the location for the ongoing investigation into the bombers, thousands of people poured onto the streets in a show of solidarity.

People gathered in Millennium Square to pay tribute

In the city's Millennium Square, faith leaders from across the community joined with other civic figures to say silent prayers for the dead.

People from all walks of life streamed into the square, including Muslims and students and teachers representing schools in some of the city's most diverse neighbourhoods.

Amid the crowd, members of an Iraqi family, who have lived in Leeds for a decade, raised placards denouncing suicide bombing.

'Peaceful world'

Rabbi Ian Morris of the city's Jewish community was among those who spoke to the thousands.

Leeds remembers bomb victims

"Faith and religion is not about airy fairy possibilities," he said. "We [all faiths] share the unshakeable conviction that it is in our power to leave the world more peaceful than when we found it."

Arthur Roache, Roman Catholic Bishop of Leeds, led the city into the two-minute silence with a reading from The Beatitudes, Matthew 5, which includes the message: "Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth."

As the two minute silence began, cars stopped on the streets, construction workers downed tools and residents in Leeds' new city centre apartments stood silently on balconies.

Patients at Leeds General Infirmary, adjacent to the square, could be seen standing at windows, taking part from their wards.

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