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Britons react with horror and anger to London attack

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A woman bows her head after leaving flowers outside Royal Artillery Barracks, Woolwich Headquarters, on May 23, close to the scene where a soldier was murdered in Woolwich, southeast London.

By Alastair Jamieson and F. Brinley Bruton, NBC News

LONDON -- A man was killed by knife-wielding assailants on a London street Wednesday, and a bloodstained suspect at the scene holding a meat cleaver was captured on video telling passers-by: "We swear by the almighty Allah."

Eyewitnesses said the two attackers were later shot by officers, and described the victim as being chopped like a "piece of meat." Those two men were taken to a hospital where they were later arrested. Read full story

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Members of the public shout racist slogans as the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, (unseen) arrives on May 23 at the scene where a soldier was murdered in Woolwich, southeast London.

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British police officers work close to the scene on May 23, the day after a soldier was murdered in Woolwich, southeast London.

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A woman carries flowers May 23 close to the scene of the attack.

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British Prime Minister David Cameron, left, leaves after visiting Woolwich Barracks in southeast London on May 23. Cameron vowed that Britain would be resolute against violent extremism following the gruesome murder of a soldier by two suspected Islamists on a London street.

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Women bring flowers to the Royal Artillery Barracks, Woolwich Headquarters, close to the scene where a soldier was murdered.

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A British police officer carries a knife in an evidence bag on May 23 close to the scene of the attack.