In Pictures: France Holds National Day of Mourning for Paris Victims

French Flags
French flags hang from windows of a building near the Invalides in Paris, France, November 27, 2015. The French President Francois Hollande called on all French citizens to hang the tricolour national flag from their windows on Friday to pay tribute to the victims of the Paris attacks during a national day of homage. Reuters/Jacky Naegelen

France held a national day of mourning on Friday to honor victims of the recent attack in Paris. President Francois Hollande led a memorial service attended by survivors of the attacks, the families of victims, past presidents, and over a thousand members of the public. Attendees at the service observed a minute's silence as the names of the victims were read out.

French citizens across the country decorated their homes with the French tricolor flag in tribute to the 130 people who died in a series of attacks across the capital.

Paris attack victims
People wounded in the Paris attacks and family members attend a ceremony to pay a national homage to the victims of the Paris attacks at Les Invalides monument in Paris, France, November 27, 2015. REUTERS/Charles Platiau
French mourners
Many mourners visited the Place de la Republique in Paris throughout the day to pay respects to the victims of the Paris attacks. Reuters/Eric Gaillard
French mourners
A woman installs blue, white and red candles, the colors of the French flag, at the Place de la Republique in Paris. Reuters/Eric Gaillard
Hollande Speech
One thousand people attended the memorial service lead by President Hollande. Reuters/Philippe Wojazer
Hollande Mourning
Hollande leaves the podium to cross the courtyard during a ceremony to pay a national homage to the victims of the Paris attacks Reuters/Charles Platiau
Hollande
Hollande stands in front of members of the French government, officials and guests during the ceremony. Hollande was joined by past presidents, including his predecessor Nicolas Sarkozy. REUTERS/Jacky Naegelen
Selection of french flags
A selection of tricolors hanging in remembrance of victims. Reuters
French flags
A French national flag hangs from a balcony in Marseille, France. Reuters/Jean-Paul Pelissier
France remembers
Blue, white and red shirts, the colors of the French national flag, hang from a balcony in Marseille. Reuters/Jean-Paul Pelissier