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Minute's Silence Held For British Victims Of Tunisian Beach Attack

Flags at Downing Street and Buckingham Palace are being flown at half-mast.

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A minute’s silence was held across the country today to remember the 30 British tourists killed in an attack on a Tunisian beach last week.

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The bodies of some of the British victims have been repatriated to RAF Brize Norton this week.

Flags are being flown at half-mast over Buckingham Palace and Downing Street.

Play at Wimbledon was also be delayed till 12:15pm today to allow fans, officials, and players to pay their respects.

Prime minister David Cameron said he was joining those observing the silence. The Queen also stopped her day during a visit to the University of Strathclyde.

At midday I'll be joining millions stopping for a minute to remember the people murdered in Tunisia last week.

The official No. 10 Twitter account has changed its Twitter profile to honour the victims.

At midday we will remember those who lost their lives in Tunisia with a 1-minute silence. #RememberTunisia

Thirty-eight people were killed when a gunman opened fire on a beach at the city of Sousse last Friday.

Foreign secretary Philip Hammond yesterday confirmed that 30 of the victims were British.

The bodies of the victims are being repatriated to RAF Brize Norton this week.

Tunisian officials have made a number of arrests. Police believe the gunman, Seifeddine Rezgui, may have had support from accomplices.

Richard James is the News Director for BuzzFeed Australia and is based in Sydney.

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