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A week later, 'no words' describe pain of Paris carnage

Friday, November 20, 2015 - 01:21

A week has now passed since militants killed 130 people in Paris. Amid the ongoing investigation and the grieving, Parisians are struggling to make sense of the violence that shook their lives. Nathan Frandino has more.

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At the Bataclan Cafe concert hall in Paris... the pain of last week's attacks is still raw. (SOUNDBITE) (French) PASSER-BY, MARIE-HELENE GROSOT, SAYING: "It's something that moves you deeply, there are no words to describe it, and for the past week we haven't found the words for that." In the week since Islamic State militants bombed and shot their way through Paris, killing 130 people, tensions have remained high in the city of love. Some 10,000 soldiers have deployed across the country, with half of those here in Paris. Officials say dozens of Islamist suspects have been taken into custody. The security has also extended to the Great Paris Mosque, where body and bag searches preceded Friday prayers... a precaution even practicing Muslims say, was justified. (SOUNDBITE) (French) FRANCO-ALGERIAN PRACTISING MUSLIM, ABDELHAK, SAYING: "It makes sense to have this much security. Like I said before, it's because of generalisations. People make generalisations based on what happened, based on the acts committed by a few individuals, which were not at all committed in the name of Islam." As night fell, the Place de la Republique glowed in unity... mourners coming together to pay homage to the fallen.

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A week later, 'no words' describe pain of Paris carnage

Friday, November 20, 2015 - 01:21