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France Honors Attack Victims           11/27 06:35

   (AP) -- Intoning the names of 130 dead, a subdued France paid homage Friday 
to those killed two weeks ago in the attacks that gripped Paris in fear and 

   Windows were draped with French flags in an uncharacteristic display of 
patriotism, but the locked-down courtyard ceremony at the Invalides national 
monument lacked the defiance of January, when a million people poured through 
the streets to honor those killed by Islamic extremist gunmen.

   France's military provided the only images of Friday's ceremony, and no one 
without an invitation was permitted inside.

   The night of Nov. 13, three teams of suicide bombers and gunmen struck 
across Paris, beginning at the national stadium _ where President Francois 
Hollande was among the spectators _ and ending in the storming of the Bataclan 
concert venue. In all, 130 people died and hundreds were injured. The crowd at 
the stadium, as they filed outside that night, shakily sang France's national 
anthem _ and the Marseillaise was again played on Friday.

   Hollande entered the Invalides alone, and sat alone in a simple chair in 
front of the assembled crowd.

   Those killed were overwhelmingly in their 20s and 30s, young adults out on a 
mild Friday night of music, food, drinks or sports. The youngest was 17. The 
oldest, 68. The courtyard went silent after the reading of the names finished, 
broken finally by a mournful cello. Hollande stared straight ahead.


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