SHOCKED SILENCE

Photos: Paris’s eerie, uneasy quiet the morning after deadly terror attacks

After the deadly attacks shook Paris on the evening and night of Nov. 13, president François Hollande called the state of emergency and Parisians were advised to stay indoors and safe until the state of emergency was over. Schools, museums, markets and many other public places will remain closed on Nov. 14:

After the many thousands who were out last night managed to find shelter, and as the dead and wounded were transported away from the streets, the city fell into the deepest emptiness and silence.

The only people to be seen were police and military, and a few mourners bringing tributes to the victims:

Visitors are for the most part confining themselves to their hotels:

A man reads a newspaper with a headline reading "War in the heart of Paris" in a hotel lobby in Paris, France, Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015. French police are hunting possible accomplices of eight assailants who terrorized Paris concert-goers, cafe diners and soccer fans in this country's deadliest peacetime attacks, a succession of explosions and shootings that cast a dark shadow over this luminous tourist destination. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)
A man reads a newspaper with a headline reading “War in the heart of Paris” in a hotel lobby in Paris, France, Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)

 

 

Locals can’t access their neighborhoods:

A resident argues with a French police officer at a roadblock in rue de Charonne, near the site of one of last night shootings in Paris, France, Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015. French police are hunting possible accomplices of eight assailants who terrorized Paris concert-goers, cafe diners and soccer fans in this country's deadliest peacetime attacks, a succession of explosions and shootings that cast a dark shadow over this luminous tourist destination. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)
A roadblock in rue de Charonne, Paris. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)

Outside the restaurant where some people were shot, there were only police and mourners:

Roses lay next to the Bataclan concert hall, Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015 in Paris. French President Francois Hollande vowed to attack Islamic State without mercy as the jihadist group admitted responsibility Saturday for orchestrating the deadliest attacks inflicted on France since World War II. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)
Outside Le Bataclan. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)

The city’s most famous landmarks were deserted, and patrolled by police:

Police patrol at Place de la République.
Police patrol at Place de la République. (Reuters/Pascal Rossignol)
Police take up position under the Eiffel Tower the morning after a series of deadly attacks in Paris , November 14, 2015. REUTERS/Yves Herman
La Tour Eiffel. (Reuters/Yves Herman)

Stations were empty:

Police patrol the Gare du Nord train station near a high-speed international Thalys train the morning after a series of deadly attacks in Paris, November 14, 2015. REUTERS/Yves Herman TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Gare du Nord train station. (Reuters/Yves Herman)

And so were trains:

For the first time in its 23-year history, Disneyland Paris was closed:

But just before silence descended on the city, there were some sounds of hope and defiance, as people exited the soccer game in Stade de France, singing La Marseillaise, France’s national anthem:

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