France is observing three days of mourning for the 129 people killed in the Paris terror attacks. People across the country held a minute of silence on Monday (16 November) to remember those killed in the massacres. Mourners who had gathered for a memorial service at Place de la Republique quickly dispersed after the minute of silence, as they had been warned not to gather in large numbers in case of another attack.

Life in the capital is slowly returning to normal despite palpable tensions in the air. Many businesses have reopened – most notably the Eiffel Tower, lit up in the colours of the French national flag. IBTimes UK presents 20 powerful scenes of grief, defiance and hope as Paris pays tribute to the victims of the deadliest assault on French soil since the Second World War.