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Norway holds silent commemoration for double attack

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Thousands of Norwegians have paid tribute to the victims of Friday’s double attack with a minute’s silence.

Police have now revised down to 76 the total number of people killed – 68 on Utoeya island and 8 in Oslo’s bombing.

Accompanied by King Harald, Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg led the commemoration.

The silence stretched to five minutes as thousands more stood around a carpet of flowers outside the nearby Oslo cathedral. The only sound was the squawking of seagulls and a lone dog barking.

Norway’s nordic neighbours Sweden, Finland and Denmark also held official minute’s silences in a show of solidarity.