It should be a Saturday morning like any other in Paris; streets would be bustling with Parisians, visitors and honking cars. Cafés would be crammed with people enjoying a meal and sipping coffee. But it is not like any other Saturday.
“It is so silent. We feel fear in the air,” said Noufel Bouzeboudja, a Paris-based Algerian writer, who happened to be at a bar with his friends one kilometer away from the shooting outside Le Petit Cambodge restaurant on Boulevard Voltaire late Friday. He was also two kilometers away from the Bataclan concert hall in the eastern part of central Paris.
People warm up under protective thermal blankets as they gather on a street near the Bataclan concert hall following fatal attacks in Paris, France, November 14, 2015. reuters
A soldier stands by victims in the10th district of Paris, Friday, Nov. 13, 2015. (AP)
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Spectators invade the pitch of the Stade de France stadium after the international friendly soccer France against Germany, Friday, Nov. 13, 2015 in Saint Denis, outside Paris. Multiple fatal attacks throughout the city have prompted President Francois Hollande to announce he was closing the country's borders and declaring a state of emergency. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
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