Paris attacks: President Barack Obama visits Bataclan to honour terror victims

Obama was joined at the site by French President Francois Hollande

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Monday 30 November 2015 01:02
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U.S. President Barack Obama and French President Francois Hollande pay their respect at the Bataclan concert hall, one of the deadly Paris attack sites, after Obama arrived in the French capital to attend the World Climate Change Conference 2015
U.S. President Barack Obama and French President Francois Hollande pay their respect at the Bataclan concert hall, one of the deadly Paris attack sites, after Obama arrived in the French capital to attend the World Climate Change Conference 2015

President Barack Obama paid tribute to the victims of the Paris attacks on Monday shortly after arriving in the city, visiting the Bataclan, the concert hall where the deadliest attacks took place during the onslaught.

Obama, who is in town for international talks to curb climate change, was joined at the site by French President Francois Hollande not long after Air Force One touched down around midnight local time.

The Eiffel Tower was lit up in green and environmentally conscious messages projected on the monument as Paris prepares to host critical talks on reducing global warming.

The Eiffel Tower lights up with colors and messages of hope on the eve of the COP21 climate conference in Paris

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon participated in a ceremony beneath the tower Sunday along with actress Marion Cotillard and artist Naziha Mestaoui to light up the tower like an enormous metallic tree.

Ban will launch two weeks of climate talks aiming at a long-term global agreement for all countries to reduce man-made emissions that heat the planet.

REUTERS

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