All over France, people are flying the national flag from of their windows to pay homage to the victims of the Paris attacks. At an official commemoration ceremony at the Les Invalides monument in the capital, French President Francois Hollande called on citizens to decorate their homes with flags to pay tribute to the 130 people who lost their lives in the terrorist attacks on 13 November.

Blue, white and red stripes are ubiquitous — dangling from Parisian balconies, lining avenues, plastered across shop and restaurant windows. The capital's main flag-maker recorded a 500% rise in sales since the attacks. Some people showed their solidarity by improvising the tricolour flag out of red, white and blue shirts, balloons and even bras.

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Three shirts in the colours of the French national flag hang from a Marseille balconyJean-Paul Pelissier
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Blue, white and red bras hang on a balcony railing in Marseille Jean-Paul Pelissier
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French flags hang from windows of a building near the Invalides in ParisJacky Naegelen/Reuters
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A woman installs blue, white and red candles at the Place de la Republique in ParisEric Gaillard/Reuters
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A French flag hangs from a window in NiceValery Hache/AFP
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A French national flag is flown on top of the Grand Mosque of ParisPatrick Kovarik/AFP
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Blue, white and red T-shirts and coats hang on a balcony in ParisAlain Jocard/AFP
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A French national flag on the headquarters of the Agence France-Presse news agency in ParisJoel Saget/AFP
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Flowers and a scarf at a traffic light opposite the Bataclan concert hallBertrand Guay/AFP
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Balloons in the colours of the french flag hang from balconies in MarseilleBoris Horvat/AFP
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Brassieres in the colours of the French flag hang from a house's gutter in La Rochelle, southwestern FranceXavier Letoy/AFP