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There have been some strange posts on blogs around the world in the wake of the London bombings. But this, from the Grauniad Newsblog, must rate amongst the most unusual:

Some of our staff were on a bus near King’s Cross as the silence was marked. They recorded the tribute, and you can hear it here.

You have to wonder who came up with the idea – “Let’s record the two minutes’ silence”. But there’s something really quite moving about two minutes and twenty seconds worth of recording done on a Central London street, the result of which is near-silence, particularly when you consider than one week before the streets had been usually full of people celebrating the Olympic win, and then the sirens of hundreds of ambulances following the attacks. But still, it’s an strange idea.

This 676th post was filed under: News and Comment.

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