The level of destruction is easily shown in this photograph following the horrific July 7th terrorist attacks against the United Kingdom and her people by four Islamic terrorists affiliated with Al Qaeda, who blew themselves up in brazen and cowardly suicide attacks against many innocent people. Tavistock Square, London, England. July 7th 2005. The attacks were directly targeted against civilians on London's public transport system, with three bombs exploding aboard London Underground trains and a fourth on the double decker bus that is pictured. It happened in very quick succession, and the bombs were made of homemade organic peroxide-based devices that were packed into backpacks. The 7/7 attacks on Britain killed fifty two people, who were all residents of the United Kingdom but of eighteen different nationalities, and another 700 people were injured. It was the deadliest attack on Britain since the Libyan 1988 bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, and it was also the very first Islamic suicide attack ever on the country. International responses were full of moments of silence and flags at half mast and other tributes, and for example the United States Army band played Britain's national anthem: "God Save the Queen" outside of the British embassy in Washington DC, and the Union Jack was raised to half mast alongside the flag of Australia on Sydney Harbor Bridge. The July 7th attacks remain as a painful memory for many Londoners, and the heroism shown by both the authorities and citizens that day will not be forgotten by the British people for generations to come.
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