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12 Powerful Images That Help Restore Hope After The Paris Attacks

In the wake of tragedies like the Paris attacks on Friday, it's natural to feel somewhat hopeless about the tumultuous state of the world.

What happened in Paris was shocking and heartbreaking. Far too many innocent lives were taken by a vicious group of cowardly individuals and a beautiful city cherished by people around the world was shaken to its core.

But as the mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo, put it,

This evening is a moment of pain and mourning… but Paris is still here and standing.

Indeed, Paris is strong and it will survive this, which is why the terrorists responsible for the attacks failed. They wanted to break the city's spirit, they wanted the world to cower in the face of violence and destruction, but they failed.

On Friday night, the entire globe stood alongside France as it reacted to the horrific attacks. Beautiful images of this worldwide solidarity were shared across social media throughout the evening. These images stand as powerful reminders there is still hope, and the good in this world will always outweigh the bad.

Here are 12 powerful images that help restore hope after the Paris attacks.


As soccer fans were evacuated from the Stade de France, they sang the French national anthem.


The spire of One World Trade Center was lit with the colors of the French flag to express solidarity with Paris.


People gathered in Union Square in NYC to show respect for Paris and the victims of the attacks.


Brave Parisians lined up to donate blood, where one man reportedly stated “they spill blood, we give blood.”


The Washington Capitals lit up the ice in honor of France.


New Orleans Pelicans player Alexis Ajinça, who is from France, wrote “Pray for Paris” on his shoes before his game.


The arch of Wembley stadium in London was lit with French colors to show respect for the victims of the attacks.


People in Moscow brought flowers and candles to the French embassy.


Mexico City was also among the many cities across the globe that stood in solidarity with France on Friday night.


People in the Scottish city of Glasgow gathered on Saturday to show their love and support for Paris.


As long as we stand together there is always hope.


Peace for Paris. The world is with you.

Citations: Parisians defiant after attacks They spill blood we give blood (Mashable), Paris attacks Death toll rises to 127 French president blames Islamic State (LA Times)

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John Haltiwanger is the Senior Politics Writer at Elite Daily. He was born and raised in DC. John earned an MSc in International Relations from the Univ. Of Glasgow and a BA in History from St. Mary's College of MD. He loves life, and burritos.
John Haltiwanger is the Senior Politics Writer at Elite Daily. He was born and raised in DC. John earned an MSc in International Relations from the Univ. Of Glasgow and a BA in History from St. Mary's College of MD. He loves life, and burritos.

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