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93-year Old Jewish Woman and Muslim Man Pray Together at Manchester Tribute

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A Jewish woman named Renee Rachel Black and a Muslim man named Sadiq Patel react next to floral tributes in Albert Square in Manchester, Britain May 24, 2017. REUTERS/Darren Staples
A Jewish woman named Renee Rachel Black and a Muslim man named Sadiq Patel react next to floral tributes in Albert Square in Manchester, Britain May 24, 2017. Credit: DARREN STAPLES/REUTERS

A touching moment offered a glimmer of hope in Manchester on Wednesday, when a Muslim man comforted an elderly Jewish women and the pair prayed together at a floral tribute, a symbol of the city's unity following a suicide bomb attack which killed at least 22 people.

Sadiq Patel came and comforted Renee Rachel Black, 93-year-old Jewish woman, who was visibly upset, and prayed next to her beside a display of flowers in Albert Square, where a vigil was held on Tuesday for victims of Monday night's attack at an Ariana Grande concert.

He then helped her away, linking arms with her and carrying her chair in his other hand.

Tuesday's vigil brought together representatives of Manchester's Muslim, Christian, Jewish and Sikh communities in a show of defiance and unity.

A Muslim man named Sadiq Patel comforts a Jewish woman named Renee Rachel Black next to floral tributes in Albert Square in Manchester, Britain May 24, 2017.Credit: DARREN STAPLES/REUTERS
A Muslim man named Sadiq Patel and a Jewish woman named Renee Rachel Black walk by floral tributes in Albert Square in Manchester, Britain May 24, 2017. Credit: DARREN STAPLES/REUTERS
A Jewish woman named Renee Rachel Black and a Muslim man named Sadiq Patel react next to floral tributes in Albert Square in Manchester, Britain May 24, 2017.Credit: REUTERS/Darren Staples

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