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Scenes from the terror attack in Nice

Bastille Day

Celebrations take place on Bastille Day in Nice on Thursday July 14, 2016.
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French people were celebrating Bastille Day, remembering an important moment in the 1789 French Revolution.

Revelers were watching fireworks on the Promenade des Anglais in the French Riviera city of Nice when a truck ploughed through the crowds, killing at least 84, including children, and critically injuring around 18 others.


Police kill driver

Police officers and rescue workers stand near a van that ploughed into a crowd leaving a fireworks display in the French Riviera town of Nice on July 14, 2016.
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Police shot and killed the driver, who was a French national of Tunisian descent, according to NBC sources.

Authorities are still examining the bullet-riddled truck which reportedly had grenades and weapons inside.


Emergency services arrive

Police officers and rescue workers arrive at the scene of the Nice attack on July 14, 2016.
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Emergency services arrived on the scene to attend to the injured.


Army arrive on the scene

Police officers speak with a soldier after the Nice attack.
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Police officers liaised with the army in the aftermath of the attack.


Heightened security

Police officers carry out checks on vehicles in the centre of French Riviera town of Nice.
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Police officers began to carry out spot checks on cars entering Nice after the attack.


Mourning in Nice

People mourn after the Nice attack on July 14, 2016.
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People mourned those injured and dead.


People rescued

Police officers, firefighters and rescue workers are seen at the site of an attack on the Promenade des Anglais in Nice, France.
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Police officers, firefighters and rescue workers are seen at the site of an attack on the Promenade des Anglais.


France extends state of emergency

French President Francois Hollande spoke about the Nice attack and extended the state of emergency in the country.
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French President Francois Hollande extended the state of emergency by three months. It had originally been set to expire on July 26.

The state of emergency allows French authorities greater powers to deal with terrorist threats.


French interior minister updates reporters

French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve discusses the Nice attack with reporters.
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French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve tells reporters in the early hours of Friday, that the death toll in the previous night's attack in Nice stood at 80, with scores injured including 18 in 'critical condition'. The death toll has since hit 84.


Mexico stands strong with France

The Mexican Senate building is illuminated with the colors of the French national flag on July 14, 2016 in Mexico City in solidarity following the deadly attack in Nice, France.
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The Mexican Senate building is illuminated with the colors of the French national flag on Thursday in Mexico City in solidarity following the deadly attack in Nice.


London's French embassy flies flags at half-mast

The French embassy in London lowered its flags to show respect for the victims of the Nice attack.
Karen Tso | CNBC

The flags fly at half-mast at the French embassy in London as a sign of respect for the Nice attack victims.

An increased number of police officers were stationed outside the embassy on Friday morning.


French defense council meets

French President Francois Hollande heads up the country’s security and defense council to decide on the next steps to take after the Nice attack.
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French President Francois Hollande heads up the country's security and defense council to decide on the next steps to take after the Nice attack.