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World landmarks lit up to show solidarity with France, in honor of the victims of the Paris terrorist attacks of November 13, 2015. #prayforparis

Fishermen row a boat in Chaohu Lake, China, surrounded by algae as if in a painting

The trees were cut out to look surreal, in perfectly straight lines.

It looks like he walks on water, but these actually are giant salt flats in Bolivia.

This is an abstract tarp put over a building while under construction.

It looks like a giant piece of paper is rolling down the hill, but it actually is an art installation in New Zealand.

Half of a Marseille hotel room has been swamped in decoration by French graffiti artist Tilt, while the other half stays purely white.

This boat may look like flying, but it is just its reflection in very clear water.

The grass sphere outside Paris City Hall is actually flat.

Apocalyptic as it may look, this sinkhole appeared in Guatemala City in 2010. It is 60 feet wide and 200 feet deep.

This is the very weird aftermath of a 2010 toxic waste spill in Western Hungary.

Damon pays tribute to his friend Nick Alexander

“Nick’s death is immensely sad. The fact that he seems to have given his life to save another will be a lasting testament to what a lovely guy he was.

 This is the second time I have lost someone in my world to Islamist terrorists; the last being in the 2005 London bombings. 

Driven by hatred of modernity, these zealots seek to frighten society and sow divisions. Africa Express – which played in front of Paris city hall for 25,000 fans – was founded to do the precise opposite: to foster a spirit of collaboration and unity. These were the things challenged by the killers when they attacked people – from all faiths and none – enjoying a Friday night out with food, drink, music and laughter. 

For the sake of Nick and all the other victims, we must not lose our humanity in fighting back” (x)


Adele singing Hometown Glory, last night at the Radio City Music Hall, in tribute to Paris

For those who want a reliable, regularly-updating source re: Paris

The Guardian has a live blog, here.

Warning: there are detailed accounts from survivors of some of the attacks, including descriptions of the scenes as they saw them. Be careful what you read if you have triggers/sensitivities.

Death toll currently stands at (at least) 140, according to Paris City Hall.