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Danes join Europe's silence for Paris victims

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Danes join Europe's silence for Paris victims
Danes have paid tribute to Paris outside the French embassy in Copenhagen. Photo: Nils Meilvang/Scanpix
10:36 CET+01:00
UPDATED: Denmark fell silent for a minute at midday as the country remembered the 132 victims of the violence in France over the weekend.
Denmark joined a Europe-wide moment of silence at 12pm on Monday, with MPs in Christiansborg among those who paused from their days to reflect upon the tragic event in Paris: 
 
PM Lars Løkke Rasmussen had earlier in the day encouraged Danes to join the tribute:
 
 
In the capital, the clock tower of Copenhagen City Hall remained silent at the stroke of noon.
 
The upwards of 20,000 people who assembled outside of the French Embassy in Copenhagen on Sunday night also observed a moment of silence for the Paris victims:
 
 
1 minuts stilhed for ofrene ved terrorangrebet i Paris.

1 minuts stilhed for ofrene ved terrorangrebet i Paris.

Posted by TV 2 NYHEDERNE on Sunday, November 15, 2015
 
 
Other countries around Europe also joined in Monday's tribute, after the idea was put forward by the European Union. The violence in Paris was the biggest terror attack on European soil since simultaneous train bombings in Madrid in 2004 killed 191 people.
 
Government buildings around Denmark lowered their flags to half-mast on Saturday and a number of European countries will do the same on Monday.  
 
Communities worldwide have shown their support for the victims and solidarity with France in numerous ways since Friday's attacks, including a wide range of iconic buildings being lit up with the French blue, white and red colours.
 
In Denmark, public broadcaster DR's concert hall, Koncerthuset, displayed the colours of the French flag:
 
 

De franske tricolore-farver pryder nu også DR Koncerthuset.Foto: Tobias Brock

Posted by DR Nyheder on Saturday, November 14, 2015
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