Half-mast
Britain lowers its flags to half-mast in memory of Tunisia attack victimsReuters

On 3 July, the UK marked a minute of silence in remembrance of the 38 victims killed by a gunman on a beach in Sousse, Tunisia, on Friday 26 June. Among them were 30 Britons.

This minute joins several others held across the country in 2015 in commemoration of tragic events. IBTimes UK has rounded up a number of silent minutes in the UK reaching back nearly 20 years. Most are the result of a variety of terrorist attacks.

Hillsborough disaster
On 13 April, Liverpool and Newcastle United players stood for a minute of silence before their Premier League match to mark the deaths 96 fans who were crushed during a stampeded at Hillsborough almost 26 years ago.

Charlie Hebdo
Police throughout the UK held two minutes of silence to remember the deaths of two Paris police officers killed during the Islamic State-backed terrorist attack on the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo the day after the 7 January attack.

7/7
A two-minute national silence for the 52 victims of the 7/7 suicide bombings that hit London's transport system was held on 14 July 2005.

9/11
On the first anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attack in 2001, Britain joined countries around the world with two one-minute silences to mark the exact moments that hijacked jets hit the twin towers of New York's World Trade Center.

Omagh bombing
On 15 August 2000, people across the UK commemorated the second anniversary of Northern Ireland's Omagh bombing with a minute's silence. Twenty-nine people were killed and hundreds injured when the bomb planted by a Real IRA member detonated on Omagh's Market Street on 15 August 1998.