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In gesture of mourning, defiance, Iraqis observe moment of silence

Iraqis stepped from their cars, emerged from shops and stood under the blazing sun yesterday in a moment of silence to honor victims of suicide attacks, the first such memorial in this war-ravaged nation. Traffic came to a halt in Baghdad and other cities at noon as police and citizens alike saluted the Iraqi flag and bowed their heads for three minutes. In the capital’s Tahrir Square, a car dropped off a group of flag-waving children and people lined up along the roadside to pay respects to the dead. Some Iraqis said it was a futile gesture that could do nothing to stop the violence. But for many, the silence was a small but symbolic step aimed at telling the world they oppose terrorism. Full Story

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