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France to observe minute's silence for victims

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Paris, November 16, AZERTAC

France will fall silent for one minute today in remembrance of 129 people murdered by gunmen in Paris at the weekend, according to Sky News.

As a mark of respect and an expression of solidarity, world leaders at the G20 summit in Turkey will observe the minute's silence in remembrance of the victims.

And all Whitehall government departments have lowered their Union Flags to half-mast.

The silence will take place at 12pm in France, 11am UK time.

On Sunday a special church service was held at Paris' Notre Dame Cathedral to honour those killed, and the cathedral's famous bells were rung 129 times in homage to the victims of the terror attacks.

Culture Minister Fleur Pellerin said all museums in Paris and nearby towns, including the Louvre and the Musee d'Orsay, will reopen today - two days after they were closed due to heightened security following the atrocity.

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