Britain fell silent in tribute to the dead, bereaved, survivors and rescuers on the 10th anniversary of the day 7/7 became shorthand for terror.

At a service on Tuesday morning in St Paul's Cathedral, the church of national commemoration, the congregation stood with heads bowed as pink, red and white petals fluttered down from the whispering gallery, in a powerful act of remembrance of the 52 murdered.

Across the capital, at 11.30am the one-minute silence was observed on public transport as tube and train announcements were halted, and bus drivers who could safely do so brought their vehicles to a stop.

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