Paris attacks: How the minute's silence was held around the world

A minute's silence was observed around the world to pay tribute to the victims of the Paris shootings

Charlie Atkin,Ryan Ramgobin
Monday 16 November 2015 13:17
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Minute's Silence observed around the world

A minute's silence was observed around the world to pay tribute to the victims of the Paris shootings.

In Paris' Place de la Republique, a historic square a few roads from the Bataclan, applause rang out after the minute of quiet contemplation as Parisians showed their defiance to the terrorists.

Similar scenes took place at Notre Dame and across Paris, while the silence was observed by Prime Minister David Cameron, German chancellor Angela Merkel and other European leaders at the G20 summit in Turkey.

How minute's silence was observed around the world

In the UK judges halted proceedings at crown courts in Cardiff and London, while at Liverpool town hall the French national anthem was played after the minute of reflection.

National Rail asked passengers and staff to join in the silence, with those aboard a Virgin service from York to King's Cross pausing to show their respects.

St Pancras International ground to a halt as hundreds of travellers put a momentary stop to their journeys, a long queue of people waiting to take the Eurostar to France falling motionless.

Video also emerged of French nationals in Singapore singing their national anthem after observing the silence.

Similar tributes were held at the Spanish Parliament in Madrid and outisde the French embassy in Dublin.

Additional reporting by PA

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