New minute of silence for Germanwings victims

Germans again took a few moments on Thursday to remember those killed in the Germanwings flight 4U9525 plane crash on Tuesday.

New minute of silence for Germanwings victims
MPs in the Bundestag (German parliament) fall silent for a minute before beginning the day's work. Photo: DPA

North Rhine-Westphalia and Rhineland-Pfalz were the only governments to have declared an official minute of silence across the state at 10:53 am, the time the plane went down. People at the state parliament in Düsseldorf stopped in their tracks:

Meanwhile in the town of Haltern, not far from Düsseldorf, people stopped in the street to remember the victims – especially the group of young children and teachers from the town killed on their way home from an exchange visit:

At Düsseldorf airport, a makeshift memorial to those killed had grown and spread to include hundreds of candles, flowers and written tributes:

At the German Football Association national Under-17s' squad match against Italy, there was a minute of silence before kickoff:

And earlier in the day, as the Bundestag (German parliament) began its work, the chamber fell silent for a minute, with Chancellor Angela Merkel and Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier front and centre:

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