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08/07/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

London Erects 7/7 Victims Memorial (SLIDESHOW)

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London Erects 7/7 Victims Memorial

Four years after the London bombings, a special memorial to the victims of the 7/7 attacks has been unveiled in the city's Hyde Park, reports the Guardian.

The memorial is composed of 52 tall steel pillars - one for each life taken in the bombings.

The memorial contains the dates, times and locations of the bombings, and the pillars are marked into four groups to represent the four locations of the suicide bombings.

The Guardian quotes the memorial's designer Kevin Carmody. "We wanted to convey the randomness of their deaths, the fact it could be any one of us."

The Telegraph reports that a stainless steel slab containing the names of the victims stands past the steel pillars.

The ceremony marking the dedication of the memorial was attended by survivors and family members of those who were killed, and the memorial was unveiled by Prince Charles, according to ITN.

The 7/7 bombings in London 2005 targeted the city's rush-hour transport system as suicide bombers attacked the underground tube stations at Kings Cross, Aldgate and Edgware Road.

A fourth bomb exploded on a double-decker bus at Tavistock Square.

The bombings killed 56 people, including the bombers, and injured a further 700.

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