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French soldiers patrol the Eiffel Tower in Paris, on November 16, 2015

French soldiers patrol the Eiffel Tower in Paris, on November 16, 2015 (AFP Photo/Kenzo Tribouillard)

Attacks in Paris

On November 13, 2015 a series of attacks targeting young concert-goers and Parisians enjoying a Friday night out at popular nightspots killed 130 and injured over 350 people in the deadliest violence to strike France since World War II. President Francois Hollande pledged that France would stand firm against what he called terrorism.

The worst carnage was at a concert hall hosting an American rock band, where scores of people were held hostage and attackers hurled explosives at their captives. Police who stormed the building, killing three attackers, encountered a bloody scene of horror inside. (AP)

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