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Louvre Among Cultural Sites Set to Reopen Monday After Terror Attacks on Paris

  • November 15, 2015 20:37

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Paris cultural sites including the Louvre, Eiffel Tower and others will reopen on Monday at 1pm after a national moment of silence for the 132 victims killed in a terror attack around the city on Friday night.

A state of emergency was imposed Nov. 13 after 8 or more assailants with Islamist ties went on a killing spree at the Bataclan concert hall, cafes, outside a stadium and other sites.

The Louvre opened with heightened security on Saturday, only to be shut immediately by French authorities. The Ministry of Culture and Communication announced that France's cultural institutions would be closed for a 3-day period of national mourning, later announcing on Twitter the reopenings set for Monday afternoon.

Paris Photo, the major photography fair on view at the Grand Palais, also closed following the attacks.

President Hollande addressed the world: "France needs to be strong. Terrorists want us to be scared. In the face of terror we must be united."


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