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Aftermath of Paris attacks: some shed blood, others give it

Outside the Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital on the Left Bank, Parisians formed long lines to donate blood for the wounded.
People react near the scene of a shooting the day after a series of deadly attacks in Paris, France, November 14, 2015. (Yves Herman/Reuters)

The most lethal attack in Paris happened at the Bataclan Concert Hall in the 11th Arrondissement. The 11th is one of the most densely populated neighbourhoods, not just in Paris, but in all of Europe. It is a place with a thriving nightlife, packed with cafés, boutiques and galleries, and it is where Michel Arseneault lives.

He is a Canadian journalist who used to work at the CBC and now covers African news for Radio France Internationale. 


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