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.