images: Observing two-minutes of silence throughout Europe and elsewhere as tribute to those killed and injured in last week’s London bombing.
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Candles are lit in front of pictures of the victims of the London bombings as a two-minute silence is observed in their memory in London’s Trafalgar Square, July 14, 2005. The British capital led the tributes on Thursday as millions of people across Europe joined a two-minute silence to mark the July 7 London bombings that claimed at least 52 victims. (Stephen Hird/Reuters)
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A woman places a picture of a victim in front of King’s Cross station in London, Thursday July 14, 2005, moments after a two minute silence was held across Britain in memory of the victims of last week’s bomb attacks on the capital which claimed at least 52 lives. (AP Photo/Remy de la Mauviniere)
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A London taxi driver gets out of his vehicle to observe a two-minute silence in memory of the victims of the London bombings in London’s Parliament Square, July 14, 2005. The British capital led the tributes on Thursday as people across Europe joined a two-minute silence to mark the July 7 London bombings that claimed at least 52 victims. REUTERS/Rob Dawson
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French President Jacques Chirac (C) and his wife Bernadette (3rd R), British Ambassador Sir John Holmes (3rd L) and his wife, President of the French Senate Christian Poncelet (L), French Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin (2nd R) and French president of the National Assembly Jean-Louis Debre, observe two minutes of silence in remembrance of the victims of the London bombings at the Elysee Palace in Paris July 14, 2005. The British capital, London, led the tributes on Thursday as people across Europe joined a two-minute silence to mark the July 7 London bombings that claimed at least 52 victims. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer/Pool
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People stand to observe two minutes of silence in memory of the victims of the July 7 bombings in central London at the Berlin Wittenbergplatz subway station Thursday. Citizens in Germany, Britain and other EU nations paused for two minutes of silence marking one week since the bombings that left 53 people dead. (AP Photo/Jockel Finck)
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via Juan Cole:
These are the names of the victims as released at the moment, rearranged in alphabetical order by me but quoting the wire service descriptions. Please take a moment to read the names:
Ciaran Cassidy, 22, of London, believed to have died on the bus;
Elizabeth Daplyn, 26, of London is believed to have been aboard the Piccadilly Line train;
Jamie Gordon, 30, was identified by officials as being killed on the bus;
Richard Gray, 41, a tax manager and father of two from Ipswich died while travelling on a tube;
Miriam Hyman, 31, of Barnet, north London. Believed to have died on the bus;
Shahara Islam, believed to have died on the bus;
Helen Jones, 28, hasn’t been formally identified, but her family on Sunday said they believed she was killed on the Piccadilly Line train;
Susan Levy, 53, mother-of-two from Cuffley, north of London. Levy was travelling on a London Underground Piccadilly Line train;
Jennifer Nicholson, 24, of Bristol, died in the Edgware Road bomb;
Miheala Otto, 46, of Mill Hill, north London. Believed to have died on the bus, identity released by police;
Shyanuja Parathasangary, believed to have died on the bus;
Philip Stuart Russell, 29, who worked for finance firm JP Morgan and lived in London;
Fiona Stevenson, 29, a lawyer from London, apparently died in the attacks, her family said yesterday;
William Wise, believed to have died on the bus;
Gladys Wundowa, 51, a cleaning service employee with London’s University College, died on the bus.
Audrey Gillan’s sensitive profile in the Guardian of Muslim victim Shahara Islam gave me tingles:
“She was a thoroughly modern Muslim, a girl who loved her Burberry plaid handbag and fashionable clothes while at the same time respecting her family’s wishes that she sometimes wore traditional shalwar kameez at home. She went shopping in the West End of London with friends but would always be seen at the mosque for Friday prayers. Shahara Islam, just 20 years old, was a second-generation Bengali who made her family proud when she left Barking Abbey school with a clutch of A levels and went off to take a job as a cashier at the Co-operative Bank.”
This undated family handout photo released July 8, 2005 shows Shahera Akther Islam, 20, from Plaistow, England. Islam is of the victims of the London terror attack who have been named by Scotland Yard, Wednesday July 13 2005. ( AP Photo/Family Handout )
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by Christina Rossetti
Does the road wind up-hill all the way?
Yes, to the very end.
Will the day’s journey take the whole long day?
From morn to night, my friend.
But is there for the night a resting-place?
A roof for when the slow dark hours begin.
May not the darkness hide it from my face?
You cannot miss that inn.
Shall I meet other wayfarers at night?
Those who have gone before.
Then must I knock, or call when just in sight?
They will not keep you standing at that door.
Shall I find comfort, travel-sore and weak?
Of labour you shall find the sum.
Will there be beds for me and all who seek?
Yea, beds for all who come.
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