Paris mourns after deadly attacks

  • Two women stand outside the Petit Cambodge restaurant, a site of last Friday’s attacks, in Paris, Nov. 17, 2015.
  • The Eiffel Tower is lit with the blue, white and red colors of the French flag in Paris, France, Nov. 16, 2015, to pay tribute to the victims of a series of deadly attacks on Friday in the French capital. 
  • People observe a minute of silence at the Trocadero in front of the Eiffel Tower to pay tribute to the victims of the series of deadly attacks on Friday in Paris, France, Nov. 16, 2015. 
  • People hold hands as they observe a minute of silence in Lyon, Nov. 16, 2015, three days after the Paris attacks, in memory of the victims of the country’s deadliest violence since World War II. 
  • A girl holds her cat whilst her parents repair the damage inside a barber shop opposite bistro ‘La Belle Epoque’ where 12 to 18 people died two days earlier. 
  • Two persons set up a French flag as people start to gather to hold a minute of silence at the Carillon and Le Petit Cambodge in Paris, France, Nov. 16, 2015. 
  • An employee of ‘La Belle Equipe’ mourns the loss of his colleagues in front of the bistro where 12 to 18 people died two days earlier. 
  • Muslim women hold red roses as they pray at the Notre Dame Cathedral during a memorial service for the victims of the Paris attacks. 
  • People mourn the 129 murdered at a memorial set up in Place de La Republique. The statue has been surrounded by candles, flowers, and messages in solidarity. 
  • People place flowers and candles at the Place de la Republique square to mourn for the victims of the terrorist attacks in Paris, capital of France, Nov. 15, 2015. 
  • People observe a minute of silence near the Bataclan concert hall on Nov. 16, 2015 in Paris, France. A Europe-wide one-minute silence was held today in honor of at least 129 people who were killed last Friday in a series of terror attacks in the French capital.
  • A woman cries in front of the Carillon cafe in Paris, France, Nov. 2015. 
  • Parisians light candles and lay tributes on the monument at Place de la Republique, the day after deadly terrorist attacks on Nov. 14, 2015 in Paris, France. 
  • A little boy places a flower in front of the Carillon cafe in Paris, France, Nov. 14, 2015. 
  • People react as they view tributes and flowers outside La Belle Equipe restaurant on Rue de Charonne following Fridays terrorist attack and France observes three days of national mourning on Nov. 15, 2015 in Paris, France. 
  • A floral tribute is placed on the step of a launderette, next door to Cafe Bonna Biere, as France observes three days of national mourning on Nov. 15, 2015 in Paris, France. 
  • A woman cries in front the Carillon cafe in Paris, France, Nov. 14, 2015. 
  • Author Marek Halter, Imam of the Drancy Mosque, Hassen Chalghoumi, Imam of one of the Nimes Mosques, Hocine Drouiche and representative of the Jewish community gather near the ‘Bataclan’ theatre in Paris on Nov. 15, 2015. 
  • People are reflected in the windows of Le Carillon restaurant as they read tributes on Nov. 15, 2015 in Paris, France. 
  • French soldiers patrol at the Eiffel Tower which remained closed on the first of three days of national mourning in Paris, Nov. 15, 2015. 
  • A mother and her son lights candles while paying their respect in front of The Belle Equipe restaurant in Paris, Nov. 14, 2015, a day after the attacks on Paris.
  • Women cry as they lay candles and flowers in front of “the belle epoque” on Charonne street near the restaurant site of yesterday’s attacks on Nov. 14, 2015 in Paris, France. 
  • Flowers and candles are placed outside Le Carillon bar, the day after a deadly attack on Nov. 14, 2015 in Paris, France. 
  • People pay tribute outside Le Carillon bar, the day after a deadly attack on Nov. 14, 2015 in Paris, France. 
  • A man lights a candle at a spontaneous gathering of Parisians at Place de la Republique on Nov. 14, 2015 in Paris, France. 
  • People react as they leave the morgue in Paris, Nov. 14, 2015. French President Francois Hollande vowed to attack ISIS without mercy for orchestrating the deadliest attacks inflicted on France since World War II. 
  • A woman is comforted by others outside the Carillon cafe and the Petit Cambodge restaurant in Paris, Nov. 14, 2015, a day after over 120 people were killed in a series of attacks in Paris. 
  • Municipal employees clean the blood outside Le Carillon bar, the day after a deadly attack on Nov. 14, 2015 in Paris, France. 
  • A man consoles a woman as they read tributes tributes on the monument at Place de la Republique, the day after deadly terrorist attacks on Nov. 14, 2015 in Paris, France.
  • Blood donors queue up outside a blood bank after the terror attacks that killed at least 128 people and injured around 300 others, in Paris, France on Nov. 14, 2015. 
  • Citizens donate their blood at a blood bank after the terror attacks that killed at least 128 people and injured around 300 others, in Paris, France on Nov. 14, 2015. 
  • Paris under high surveillance following the terror attacks that killed at least 128 people and injured around 300 others, in Paris, France on Nov. 14, 2015. 
  • Police patrol at Place du Trocadero near the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France, Nov. 14, 2015. 
  • Red roses on a sports shoe, next to a trail of blood, outside the Bataclan music club in Paris, France, Nov. 14, 2015. 
  • A man hides his face as he leaves the morgue in Paris, Nov. 14, 2015. French President Francois Hollande vowed to attack ISIS without mercy for orchestrating the deadliest attacks inflicted on France since World War II. 
  • Pigeons fly at the Tuileries gardens, with the Eiffel Tower in background, in Paris, Nov. 14, 2015 in Paris. 
  • People gathered outside Le Carillon bar, Paris, one of the venues for the attacks in the French capital which are feared to have killed around 127 people. 
  • An unnamed man brings his portable grand piano and plays John Lennon’s Imagine by the Bataclan, Paris, one of the venues for the attacks in the French capital which are feared to have killed around 120 people. 
  • French flags are set at half mast after French president Francois Hollande declared three days of national mourning, at the Elysee Palace on Nov. 14, 2015 in Paris, France. 
  • A victim is wheeled out of the Bataclan concert hall the morning after a series of deadly attacks in Paris, Nov. 14, 2015. 
  • A rose placed in a bullet hole in a restaurant window the day after a series of deadly attacks in Paris, Nov. 14, 2015. The note reads “In the Name of What?” 
  • Two girls prepare candles in front of the Le Petit Cambodge Restaurant where an attack happened the other day in Paris, France, Nov. 14, 2015. 
  • A man places a candle in front of the Carillon cafe in Paris Saturday Nov. 14, 2015, a day after over 120 people were killed in a series of shooting and explosions. 
  • A pair of abandoned shoes seen left in the street near the Bataclan concert hall the morning after a series of deadly attacks in Paris, Nov. 14, 2015. 

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PARIS — More than a dozen victims of the Paris terror attacks have yet to be formally identified, France’s prime minister said Sunday after meeting with grieving relatives.

Prime Minister Manual Valls said that as of Sunday morning, authorities had identified 103 of 129 killed in the spate of terror attacks which has plunged France into deep mourning.

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“Families here are devastated, torn apart by pain,” Valls told reporters after meeting the relatives seeking support at the Ecole Militaire. “Others know that their child has been killed but have no news at this stage because the body has not yet been identified… They will be in the next few hours, but this wait is unbearable.”

Five people were seen walking in, arms around each other and faces drawn. One clutched a bouquet of white roses. They did not stop to talk to a crowd of reporters but headed straight in the gates where about a dozen or more soldiers were waiting to receive them.

Valls said psychologists and Red Cross workers were on hand at the historic Ecole Militaire site in Paris’s 7th arrondissement, describing an immense mobilization of support services for those affected by the tragedy.

“They are not anonymous victims, they have faces, names,” Valls said. “We are here to show them our compassion and solidarity but above all we are here to help and support them.”

Shortly after he spoke, a man dressed all in black came out of the facility alone with his hand over his face in an attempt to stifle sobs.

He was one of several crying people to emerge from the Ecole Militaire on Sunday afternoon. Two women clung to each other for support as they wiped away tears and walked away from the tall gates.

Another woman sobbed uncontrollably as she exited, sobbing on the shoulders of a man accompanying her. He kissed her forehead, rubbing her back as she wept before a car pulled up to take them away.

This article first appeared on NBCNews.com.

Above, a collection of photographs shows Paris in mourning. For more photos from Friday’s attacks, visit www.msnbc.com/photography

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