Friday, April 1, 2011

Expats honour earthquake dead


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People take part in a vigil outside Westminister Cathedral in London today for victims of the Christchurch earthquake. Photo: NZPA / Stacey Knott.
People take part in a vigil outside Westminister Cathedral in London today for victims of the Christchurch earthquake. Photo: NZPA / Stacey Knott.
A service took place in London's Westminster Cathedral today to pay tribute to those who lost their lives in last week's devastating Christchurch earthquake.

About 5000 people were on hand, inside and outside the cathedral, for a prayer vigil that began at 7am (NZT), aimed at bringing together the London-based New Zealand community in the wake of the February 22 quake.

Hayley Westenra sang the national anthem, and a tribute from Prime Minister John Key was be read by the New