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Watching the London Terror Attack Through a Phone Screen

I was on the tube when it happened — and the experience was surreal

Photo: Yui Mok/PA Images/Getty Images

II find out first from my phone. That’s how it is these days: a notification, a buzz and a red circle in the corner of an app. My pocket vibrates, and when I check it, there is a message from a friend, panicked.




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