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Eiffel Tower illuminated in French colors

Monday, November 16, 2015 - 01:04

With candles, tears, and solidarity, Parisians mourn the loss of 129 who were killed in shootings and bombings by Islamic State militants in the nation's capital just days before. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Liberté, égalité, fraternité -- three words uniting French nationals who are mourning the loss of almost 130 last week when Islamic State militants launched an assault at various locations. French President Francois Hollande declared a national three days of mourning following the attacks. Thousands across Europe held vigils similar to the ones seen in Paris on Monday after a minute of silence at 11GMT, where tears were shed in memory of those lost. Western security sources said the attack on Paris was one of the "nightmare" scenarios for police forces: several well-planned attacks with advanced weaponry on unarmed civilian revelers across a densely populated capital. The attacks included explosions outside a stadium where the French and German men's national soccer teams were playing an international match. Islamic State militants said the attack was designed "to teach France, and all nations following its path, that they will remain at the top of Islamic State's list of targets". Hollande said the attack was planned outside France but carried out with internal help.

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Eiffel Tower illuminated in French colors

Monday, November 16, 2015 - 01:04