Paris attacks
A man gestures as he places a candle at a makeshift memorial outside the Consulate General of France to pay tribute to the victims of the terror attack in Paris, in San Francisco, CaliforniaREUTERS/Stephen Lam

The drawing of a peace sign including one of Paris's iconic Eiffel Tower has become the symbol of the world's solidarity with France. The image appeared after a wave of coordinated attacks left more than 120 people dead in the city on 13 November.

The image first posted on social media by Twitter user @Jean_Jullien, believed to be a French graphic designer living in London, with the message "Peace for Paris", was shared thousands of times, often accompanied by the hashtag "PrayforParis".

Published as events were unfolding on 13 November, Jullien's original tweet has been retweeted more than 35,000 times, becoming an online vehicle of sympathy and solidarity,just as the statement "Je Suis Charlie" marked the January attack on Paris satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo.

France President Francois Hollande has blamed the Islamic State (IS) for the spree of shootings and bombings that shocked the world. The terrorist organisation has since claimed responsibility for the attacks.

At least 128 people were killed and more than 200 were injured, including 100 who are currently in critical condition, in attacks at six different locations in the capital. Authorities said eight attackers were killed, including seven who blew themselves up, and they are hunting possible accomplices.