Moment Of Silence

Moment of silence held across Europe for London bombing victims

With two minutes of silence, people across Europe have paused to honor the victims of last week's London bombings. Much of London came to a halt as Big Ben chimed at noon. Tourists and Londoners alike stopped on sidewalks outside Parliament and bowed their heads.

At Buckingham Palace, Queen Elizabeth stood silently in the main gateway to the palace. Buses and taxis came to a halt. Landings and takeoffs from Heathrow Airport were suspended so planes wouldn't disturb the silence. Elsewhere, sirens wailed across Paris. In Berlin, subway trains, trams and buses stopped for two minutes.

In Turkey, a predominantly Muslim country hoping to start EU membership talks this fall, leaders interrupted a meeting in Ankara to stand in silence.