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Parisians Wake to City at `War' After Coordinated Terror Strikes

  • Department stores to landmarks shut as daily life disrupted
  • `It could have been me, my friends, my relatives' student says
French soldiers patrol the area at the foot of the Eiffel Tower in Paris on Nov. 14,

French soldiers patrol the area at the foot of the Eiffel Tower in Paris on Nov. 14,

Photographer: Francois Guillot/AFP/Getty Images
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The second massive terror strike in the heart of Paris in less than a year has left residents shell-shocked and groping for answers.

The streets of the French capital were eerily quiet following attacks that left at least 127 dead in near-simultaneous assaults on cafes, a soccer match and a concert hall. For visitors and inhabitants, the after-effects rippled through the city. Department stores and cinemas were shut along with Disneyland Paris, while landmarks such as the Louvre, Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe turned away tourists.