A man plays to a crowd outside the Bataclan theater. Photo by Kenzo Tribouillard/AFP/Getty Images.
The morning after the attacks, crowds in Paris lined up to donate blood.
With more than 200 people hospitalized in the wake of the attacks, it’s heartening to see people so ready to help in whatever way they can.
People gather to give blood near Le Carillon. Photo by Antoine Antoniol/Getty Images.
Around the world, cities joined in solidarity with Paris, lighting up monuments in blue, white, and red.
New York City, United States
One World Trade Center. Photo by Daniel Pierce Wright/Getty Images.
The Mexican Senate building. Photo by Alfredo Estrella/AFP/Getty Images.
Seoul, South Korea
Demonstrators held a candlelight vigil outside Seoul’s French embassy. Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images.
People hold supportive signs in front of the National Gallery in Trafalgar Square. Photo by Justin Tallis/AFP/Getty Images.
The Oriental Pearl Tower on Friday night. Photo by Johannes Eisele/AFP/Getty Images.
The Sydney Opera House. Photo by Daniel Munoz/Getty Images.
Sydney citizens gather for a vigil at Martin Place. Photo by Daniel Munoz/Getty Images.
Auckland, New Zealand
The Auckland War Memorial Museum. Photo by Hannah Peters/Getty Images.
A vigil at Auckland’s Aotea Square. Photo by Hannah Peters/Getty Images.
Outside the French embassy in Berlin. Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images.
A hand-written sign in French reads: “We suffer with France” among flowers and candles at the gate of Berlin’s French embassy. Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images.
No matter where people were in the world, they turned up with flowers and candles to stand in solidarity with France.
These types of attacks are meant to disrupt. These types of attacks are meant to provoke the world. In these times, it’s crucial we look at those who refuse to respond out of hatred or vengeance, but instead with a message of love and peace.