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Paris mourns attacks one year on

Friday, November 11, 2016 - 01:44

Parisians find it difficult to move on after attacks throughout Paris left 130 people killed one year ago. Gavino Garay reports.

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It's been 12 months, but Paris is still in mourning. On Nov. 13, 2015, a series of coordinated attacks on the Stade de France, a packed Bataclan concert hall and a series of bars and restaurants left 130 people dead. It was what President Francois Hollande called an "act of war" by Islamic State. And one year on, many Parisians are still dealing with the pain. (SOUNDBITE) (French) PARIS RESIDENT WHO LIVES IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD, CHANTALE, SAYING: "Every time I come past here, the memory comes straight back . It's not as painful as it was for a few months, let's say seven or eight months, and then little by little we said that's life. What happened still really hurts but we make do." (SOUNDBITE) (French) PARIS RESIDENT WHO LIVES IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD, MICHEL, SAYING: " The period just after the attacks was very difficult. Personally, I left Paris, I retreated to the countryside for a good week. We live very close to here, we have friends whose children were killed." The Bataclan, where American band Eagles of Death Metal were playing, saw the worst of the attacks. Concert goers thought the sound of gunshots was part of the act, before reality hit. Dozens were killed in that attack alone, before French security forces stormed the venue following a hostage standoff. Memorials will be held all weekend to mourn the victims. Despite the passing of time, with the attacks still etched in their minds, residents say it'll take much longer to get back to normal.

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Paris mourns attacks one year on

Friday, November 11, 2016 - 01:44