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Vigils Held Across The World After Paris Terror Attacks

People have held makeshift memorials and candlelight vigils from the U.S. to China in solidarity with France after dozens were killed in terror attacks Friday night.

Last updated on November 14, 2015, at 6:18 p.m. ET

Posted on November 14, 2015, at 3:28 a.m. ET

A makeshift memorial honoring the victims of the terror attack in Paris outside the Consulate General of France in San Francisco.
Stephen Lam / Reuters

A makeshift memorial honoring the victims of the terror attack in Paris outside the Consulate General of France in San Francisco.

People gathered at vigils worldwide after at least 120 people were killed and eight assailants died in a coordinated terror attack at multiple sites in Paris.

At one point, more than 100 people were taken hostage at a concert hall, leading to a police raid on the venue.

The death toll is expected to rise as France takes stock of the carnage Saturday morning.

Meanwhile, mourners have been creating makeshift vigils at embassies and public areas across the world.

In San Franciso, a makeshift memorial was created outside the French embassy.

Stephen Lam / Reuters
Stephen Lam / Reuters

In Washington, D.C., hundreds gathered Saturday evening in Lafayette Square bearing messages of support.

Participants in the Washington, D.C., vigil also sang France's national anthem together:

France's national anthem, from Lafayette Square

In New York, flowers lined the consulate in Manhattan.

Carlo Allegri / Reuters

Also in Manhattan, Polina Volkova cried at a memorial after her friend, Eagles Of Death Metal merchandise manager Nick Alexander, died in the attacks.

Carlo Allegri / Reuters

This video shows French exchange students singing their national anthem in New York's Union Square.

Video of French exchange students signing together in NY's Union Square. Candles burning at center. #ParisAttacks

Across the U.S., athletes and fans held a moment of silence for the victims of the attacks.

The house lights are shut off as the Boston Celtics pause for a moment of silence prior to an NBA basketball game against the Atlanta Hawks.
Charles Krupa / AP

The house lights are shut off as the Boston Celtics pause for a moment of silence prior to an NBA basketball game against the Atlanta Hawks.

Members of the United States men's national soccer team pause before the start of a 2018 World Cup qualifying soccer match against St. Vincent and the Grenadines in St. Louis.
Jeff Roberson / AP

Members of the United States men's national soccer team pause before the start of a 2018 World Cup qualifying soccer match against St. Vincent and the Grenadines in St. Louis.

In Los Vegas, fans bow their heads during a moment of silence before University of Nevada Las Vegas' game against the Cal Poly Mustangs.
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In Los Vegas, fans bow their heads during a moment of silence before University of Nevada Las Vegas' game against the Cal Poly Mustangs.

On Saturday, the Army football team carried the flag of France onto the field before a game against Tulane.

Mike Groll / AP

A crowd of people came together outside the French embassy in Berlin to mourn together.

People light candles outside the French embassy in Berlin
Lukas Schulze / EPA

People light candles outside the French embassy in Berlin

Candles outside the French embassy in Berlin
Lukas Schulze / EPA

Candles outside the French embassy in Berlin

A man holds the French flag in front of the embassy of France in Berlin
Gregor Fisher / EPA

A man holds the French flag in front of the embassy of France in Berlin

In Australia, people left flowers and cards outside the French embassy in Canberra and a vigil was held in Sydney.

Flowers outside the French embassy in #Canberra. Flags at half mast. A sign reads 'JE SUIS PARIS' #ParisAttacks

A message from a child speaks for a nation at the French Embassy in Canberra. #ParisAttacks #7News

People have started leaving flowers outside the French Embassy in Canberra @abcnews

About 15 minutes into the vigil at Martin Place those present sung the French national anthem

Despite the rain, Sydneysiders are gathering in Martin Place to stand in solidarity with Paris. #Prayers4Paris

In New Zealand, French students came together to light candles in Auckland.

French students light candles at vigil in Auckland #Prayers4Paris #solidaritywithparis

Hundreds at Auckland vigil. A coming together of French and kiwis #Prayers4Paris #solidaritywithparis

Flowers, signs, candles, and vodka were left by mourners outside the French embassy in Moscow.

Dmitry Serebryakov / AFP / Getty Images
A man places a slice of bread on a plastic cup with vodka outside the French embassy in Moscow.
Dmitry Serebryakov / AFP / Getty Images

A man places a slice of bread on a plastic cup with vodka outside the French embassy in Moscow.

In China, there was a minute's silence before a basketball match as flags flew at half-mast in other areas of the country.

Former NBA star Yao Ming, third from right, bows as he observes a moment of silence.
Ng Han Guan / AP

Former NBA star Yao Ming, third from right, bows as he observes a moment of silence.

A French national flag fluttering at half-mast at the French Embassy compound in Beijing.
Andy Wong / AP

A French national flag fluttering at half-mast at the French Embassy compound in Beijing.

And in Japan, people also left flowers outside the French embassy in Tokyo.

Koji Sasahara / AP

Vigils have also been held in Thailand, Ukraine and Denmark

Candlelight vigil at the Alliance Française in #Bangkok tonight for victims of the Paris attack (Pic @KAO_VoiceTV21)

#FrenchEmbassy in #Kyiv #Ukraine Ukrainians bring flowers,candles,come with kids. #Paris ,we're praying #paris

Blomsterhavet foran den franske ambassade vokser #prayforparis

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