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Eagles of Death Metal in emotional Bataclan return

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Media captionThe band were clearly moved when they returned to the venue

Eagles of Death Metal have made an emotional return to the Bataclan theatre following the Paris terror attacks last month.

The US rock band visited the concert venue to lay flowers in memory of the 90 concert-goers who were killed.

They embraced one another as they read messages in silence, fighting to contain their emotions.

Frontman Jesse Hughes wiped away tears before speaking to a small group of fans at the site.

The band made a surprise appearance on stage in Paris on Monday when they took to the stage to perform with U2.

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Image caption Jesse Hughes right, and Julian Dorio paid their respects

They belted out the Patti Smith anthem People Have The Power at the concert at the AccorHotels Arena.

A total of 130 people were killed on when gunmen attacked bars, cafes and restaurants in co-ordinated attacks on 13 November.

Most of the dead were in the Bataclan watching the California-based band.

The band escaped the carnage by hiding in a dressing room backstage and later told how they want to return to Paris to finish their performance.

In a Facebook post, the band thanked U2 and said they had "reminded us that the bad guys never take a day off, and therefore we rock 'n rollers cannot either... and we never will".

They paid tribute to "everyone in the world who continues to prove that love, joy and music will always overcome terror and evil".

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