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Francois Hollande has called on all French citizens to drape the tricolour national flag in the windows of their houses to pay homage to the victims of the Paris attacks on 13 November that left 130 people dead.

The French president said each French citizen can take part in a national memorial ceremony by "dressing their houses with a blue-white-rouge flag, the colours of France", government spokeswoman Stephane Le Foll said.

The remembrance ceremony honouring each of the 130 victims will take place on 27 November at 10.30am at Les Invalides in Paris. Republican Guards will carry a photograph of every victim of the shooting and bombings in Paris and all families are invited. More than 1,000 people are expected to attend and Hollande is expected to give a speech.

However, the family of a man killed in Paris has called for a boycott of the national tribute, blaming the government for failing to tackle the terror threat. The sister of Francois-Xavier Prevost, who died in the attacks, posted a Facebook message explaining several reasons for rejecting the commemoration.

She claims that in France "it is possible to be linked to a terrorist network, travelling in Syria, and to return freely" - a reference to one of the suicide bombers, Bilal Hadfi, who travelled twice to Syria despite having been arrested by police several times.

The ringleader behind the bombings and shootings, Abdelhamid Abaaoud, also managed to slip into France from Syria, despite being linked to a series of terrorist plots.

"It's earlier that there was a need to act. The attacks of the month of January should have been enough," she wrote in reference to the Charlie Hebdo massacre which left 17 people dead. "I CALL FOR BOYCOTT OF NATIONAL REPORT TRIBUTE TO VICTIMS AND INVITES YOU TO SHARE MY STATUS."

Security in Paris remains at the highest level as world leaders assemble in the city for a climate summit that begins on 30 November. Nearly 11,000 police will be deployed for the event, interior minister Bernard Cazeneuve has said.