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World mourns victims of Paris deadly attacks

Civilians in cities including New York, Toronto and Chicago held vigils in solidarity with Parisians.

People place candles in the shape of the Eiffel Tower during a vigil in front of the French Consulate General in San Francisco, California on November 14, 2015, one day after the Paris terrorist attacks. Stirring renditions of "La Marseillaise" rang out from Dublin to New York as global landmarks were bathed in the French colors and thousands marched in solidarity with Paris after attacks that left at least 129 dead. Picture: AFP.

JOHANNESBURG - Parisians have been paying their respects after 129 people were killed in Friday night's attacks with several vigils also held across the globe in solidarity with Paris.

About 352 were wounded and 99 of them are in a critical condition.

Across the capital, people have placed flowers and cards.

However the authorities in Paris have asked residents to stay indoors in the wake of the attacks.

In the Place de la République, hundreds of people have come to express their shock, their solidarity and their defiance in the aftermath of the attacks.

Now at Place de la Republique: The Lebanese Flag as a sign of solidarity with #lebanon who was hit by Terror. #paris pic.twitter.com/4UEjz04Exi

Despite warnings not to gather in public, a candlelit vigil at Place de la Republique. #ParisAttacks #VOAalert pic.twitter.com/w4zcvYkibv

As people are mourning, there is a police car with a loud speaker that has been telling them to go home.

Investigators of the attacks say the date of these attacks could be significant.

New York

Over a thousand people gathered in Washington Square Park, where the mayor Bill de Blasio spoke and reminded New Yorkers to look out for one another, repeating the oft-heard statement that has become standard post 9/11: if you see something say something.

They circled a peace sign with an Eiffel Tower resemblance while holding candles and the French flag.

A candlelit vigil took place at the French consulate, while the Metropolitan Opera sang France's national anthem before a matinee performance of Tosca.

The 408 foot spire on top of One World Trade Centre, built after the 9/11 attacks, will stay lit up in the colours of the French flag for nights to come.

Sending prayers from New York today. #paris #france pic.twitter.com/zHxCYrTrRD

They're having a candlelight vigil for Paris at Union Square in New York 🇫🇷🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/PPG6Z29Min

Chicago

Hundreds gathered in front of the French consulate on Michigan Avenue with lit candles and leaving flowers on Saturday night.

#Chicago stands with #Paris. A vigil underway to honor victims of Friday's attacks @nbcchicago pic.twitter.com/9qjE4P5v3d

#Chicago stands with #Paris. A vigil underway to honor victims of Friday's attacks @nbcchicago pic.twitter.com/9qjE4P5v3d

From tonight's " #Chicago Stands with Paris" vigil at the French Consulate... #NousSommesUnis #JeSuisParis pic.twitter.com/wZoVoSkj0d

Toronto

In Toronto, civilians at a vigil held at Nathan Phillips Square waved the French flag and boads with messages of condolences in solidarity with Paris.

Mayor John Tory and French Consul General Marc Trouyet were amongthe attendees and also passed on their condolences to families of those who lost their lives.

Some civilians held boards written in French.

A few shots from the vigil held today at NPS in #Toronto for #Paris 🇫🇷 #Prayers4Paris 🙏 (p2) pic.twitter.com/w1VVUGrxtQ

PARIS ATTACKS | Hundreds fill Nathan Phillips Square for vigil. https://t.co/bfJtm4HmIs Photo: Petar Valkov pic.twitter.com/8nafQGBPs0

Silent vigil for #ParisAttack victims will take place this afternoon in downtown Toronto https://t.co/VX9WFS4vNu pic.twitter.com/vbKvSnPopj

SA SENDS CONDOLENCES

Messages of condolence continue to pour in for France.

Isis released a statement stating that France will remain one of the group's principle targets.

The Parliament of South Africa has joined other governments around the world in sending messages of condolences to France.

It says it is deeply saddened by the mass killings of innocent civilians who were enjoying a night out.

Palestine solidarity organization, BDS South Africa, has also condemned the attacks.

BDS SA's Muhammed Desai said, "We condemn all forms of extremism."

At the same time, Paris Deputy Mayor - Patrick Klugman - says the threat of more attacks is still very high in the French Capital.

He has called on other countries to help.

"We need intelligence services from England and US. This is a common war, it is not only happening in France, of course we've been hit, but we need all forces to join until victory."

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