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France holds memorial for victims of the Paris terror attacks

Around 1,000 people attended a national memorial service in the center of Paris held in tribute to the victims of the recent terror attacks.

On 13 November, gunmen attacked several bars and cafes around the French capital, as well as the Bataclan concert hall and the Stade de France stadium in Saint-Denis, leaving 130 people dead and more than 350 injured.


French President Francois Hollande delivers a speech during the national tribute
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French President Francois Hollande delivers a speech during the national tribute

French president Francois Hollande gave a speech during the service, telling the crowd France would "do all it can to destroy this army of fanatics".

"It will operate relentlessly to protect its children." he added.

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A woman wounded in the Paris terror attacks attends the tribute to the victims
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A woman wounded in the Paris terror attacks attends the tribute to the victims

People wounded during the attack joined with the families of the victims to attend the service, which was held outside the Hotel des Invalides.

A tribute to victims of the Paris terror attacks outside the 'La Belle Equipe' cafe
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A tribute to victims of the Paris terror attacks outside the 'La Belle Equipe' cafe

Makeshift memorials have formed outside of the locations where the attacks took place, such as the cafe 'La Belle Equipe' above.

French flags are hung on the balcony of the 'Van Cleef and Arpels' building in memory of the Paris terror attack victims
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French flags are hung on the balcony of the 'Van Cleef and Arpels' building in memory of the Paris terror attack victims

Around the country, the tricolour national flag has been hanged by French citizens after Hollande called on them to pay tribute to the victims of the attacks.

A memorial at the Place de la Republique square in Paris
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A memorial at the Place de la Republique square in Paris

The attacks, which were claimed by the terrorist organisation ISIS, were the worse-ever terror attacks on French soil.

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