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Aberdeen pays tribute to Paris attack victims

Marischal college

Aberdeen has paid tribute to victims of the Paris attacks with the council's headquarters lit up in the colours of the flag and special assemblies at the city's French school.

Marischal College became one of the many buildings across the world lit up in the colours of the French flag.

During the special assemblies, pupils have been encouraged to talk about the weekend's tragic events.

Locals gathered with members of the city's French community on Sunday.

A rally was held in the city's Castlegate to show support.

Image caption Aberdeen's Lord Provost George Adam signs a book of condolence

The iconic Marischal College building, headquarters of Aberdeen City Council, was illuminated in red, white and blue in tribute to victims of the Paris attacks.

A book of condolence was available for signing at reception.

The building - the largest granite building in Britain - is owned by Aberdeen University, but much of it has been leased by Aberdeen City Council until 2181.

Aberdeen's French school, which caters for primary and secondary age children, is encouraging pupils to talk about the Paris attacks in assemblies.

The school is operated by French energy company Total, which has its North Sea headquarters in the city.

It said flags outside its building would be flown at half mast.

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