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London commemorates 7/7 five years on

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Low-key ceremonies have been held in London on the fifth anniversary of the July 7 terror attacks.

A total of 52 people were killed by suicide bombers who struck on the city’s public transport network.

Survivors and relatives of those who died gathered to remember the victims at the four sites where the blasts occurred.

“The 7th of July is always difficult,” said bereaved father Graham Russell. “It is five years since we lost our son, practically where I am standing. To come back on an annual basis is very hard.”

Three underground trains and a bus were targeted by the bombers who attacked as London was celebrating being granted the 2012 Olympics.

Some of those whose lives were touched by this tragedy are upset that, five years on, no official ceremony has been held.