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Lowering the flag: Britain, Tunisia honor 38 victims of extremist attack at beach resort

  • People hold a minute of silence in memory of the victims of the attack in Sousse last week, before breaking the fast at the main square in the capital Tunis, Tunisia, Thursday, July 2, 2015. Government minister Kamel Jendoubi told reporters Thursday that eight people who are still being detained — seven men and one woman — are suspected of direct links to an attack which took place last week in Sousse. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)

    People hold a minute of silence in memory of the victims of the attack in Sousse last week, before breaking the fast at the main square in the capital Tunis, Tunisia, Thursday, July 2, 2015. Government minister Kamel Jendoubi told reporters Thursday that eight people who are still being detained — seven men and one woman — are suspected of direct links to an attack which took place last week in Sousse. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)  (The Associated Press)

  • Tunisia's Chief Rabbi, Haim Bitan attends the Iftar meal at the main square in the capital Tunis, Tunisia, Thursday, July 2, 2015. Government minister Kamel Jendoubi told reporters Thursday that eight people who are still being detained — seven men and one woman — are suspected of direct links to an attack which took place last week in Sousse. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)

    Tunisia's Chief Rabbi, Haim Bitan attends the Iftar meal at the main square in the capital Tunis, Tunisia, Thursday, July 2, 2015. Government minister Kamel Jendoubi told reporters Thursday that eight people who are still being detained — seven men and one woman — are suspected of direct links to an attack which took place last week in Sousse. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)  (The Associated Press)

  • Union flags fly at half-staff on the roof of 10 Downing Street in London, to mark an official day of mourning one week since the deadly Tunisia beach attack that killed 38 people Friday, July 3, 2015. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

    Union flags fly at half-staff on the roof of 10 Downing Street in London, to mark an official day of mourning one week since the deadly Tunisia beach attack that killed 38 people Friday, July 3, 2015. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)  (The Associated Press)

Flags have been lowered to half-staff at Buckingham Palace and U.K. government buildings as Britain and Tunisia honor the 38 victims of an Islamic extremist's rampage at a Tunisian beach resort.

British tourists made up most of the victims, a total of 30. The gunman was killed by police and the Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the attack.

Queen Elizabeth II and British Prime Minister David Cameron were observing a minute's silence at noon Friday, a week after the attack. Britons are expected to pause in schools, churches, mosques and on public transport. The start of play at the Wimbledon tennis tournament in London is being delayed.

Crowds held a moment of silence late Thursday in Tunisia's capital. People from many religions joined as Muslims broke their Ramadan fast.