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Spain pays tribute to victims of Paris attacks with minute's silence

Jessica Jones · 16 Nov 2015, 10:58

Published: 16 Nov 2015 10:58 GMT+01:00

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Spain will fall silent at midday on Monday as the country remembers the 129 people killed in Friday´s terror attacks in Paris, including two Spaniards who were enjoying an evening out at a concert.

LIVE: Police identify two more Paris attackers 

Spain’s lower parliament observed a minute’s silence at midday, as did employees at Madrid City Hall and at town halls across the country.

Spaniards have been holding vigils throughout the weekend in memory of those killed in the attacks, the worst on European soil since 2004’s Madrid train bombings, in which 191 people died.

Photo: Gerard Julien/AFP

Crowds of people, including Madrid’s mayor, Manuela Carmena and France's ambassador to Spain, Yves Saint Geours (above), gathered outside the French Embassy in Madrid to observe a minute’s silence at midday on Sunday. 

Fans the colour of the French flag outside the French Embassy in Madrid. Photo: Fiona Govan

Carmena announced three days of official mourning in response to the Paris attacks.

Photo: Gerard Julien/AFP

Joining other monuments around the world such as the Sydney Harbour Bridge and One World Trade Centre, Madrid City Hall was illuminated in red, white and blue at the weekend in solidarity with France. 

Photo: Josep Lago/AFP

In Barcelona, people gathered in the centre of the city and left notes and candles in memory of those who died in the attacks. 

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The aunt of Juan Alberto González Garrido (third from right). Photo: Jorge Guerrero/AFP

On Sunday people gathered in Granada to remember Juan Alberto González Garrido, a Spaniard who was killed in the attack on the Bataclan concert hall. 

González Garrido, an engineer originally from Granada, was living in France with his wife, who was also at the concert but survived the attack. 

Four Spaniards were originally reported dead in the attacks, but it was later revealed that two of them were in fact alive. 

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