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US mass transit alert goes to 'orange'
Updated: 2005-07-08 07:21

Security around the Capitol and at foreign embassies in Washington was increased, particularly around the British Embassy. Law enforcement authorities around the country were urged to step up security at United Kingdom diplomatic offices, and the State Department ordered U.S. embassies around the world to review their security arrangements.

"We will not yield to these people, will not yield to the terrorists," President Bush said in Gleneagles, Scotland, where he was attending the Group of Eight summit. "We will find them. We will bring them to justice."

Metro Transit Police Officer B. Hanna searches a Metro train in Washington July 7, 2005. Security was increased in Metro Stations after explosions rocked the subway system earlier on Thursday in London. [Reuters]

Signing a condolence book at the British Embassy in Washington, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice wrote of Thursday's bombing victims, "They will not have died in vain."

At the State Department, a British flag was run up a flagpole outside the diplomatic entrance and then lowered to half-staff by two uniformed guards.

For many Americans, the bombings and heightened security revived the tension many had felt after the terror attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, but which had seemed to recede in recent months.

"Everything is kind of vulnerable," said Bill Giel, 53, of Milford, Conn., who was riding a commuter train to work. "I just hope the authorities are doing their job in keeping things secure."
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