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Quiet vigil being held in Washington Square Park for victims of Paris attacks

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Dana Varinsky

Hundreds of New Yorkers, including mayor Bill de Blasio, are expressing their sympathy for and solidarity with Paris this afternoon at a crowded vigil in Washington Square Park. The mayor addressed members of the press, giving his condolences to the people of France. Here are a few tweets from the scene:

A candlelight vigil is also scheduled tonight at 7pm at the French Consulate, and the Empire State Building will be dark (as will the Eiffel Tower) in mourning for the victims of last night's horrifying attack. 

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