Gunmen and bombers killed more than 100 people in Paris in a series of coordinated attacks at locations around the city on Friday evening, including busy restaurants, bars, the city's biggest soccer stadium, and a concert hall.
"This is a horror," a visibly shaken president François Hollande said in a midnight television address to the nation before chairing an emergency cabinet meeting.
The death toll will likely rise, after police ended a raid on the Bataclan concert hall in Paris, where gunmen had taken hundreds of concertgoers hostage. BFMTV reports that police have stormed the concert hall, where they killed at least two attackers and report that there may be as many as 100 dead inside the venue alone.
President Barack Obama went on television shortly after the Paris attacks on Friday night, as a death toll in the dozens kept climbing, to call the assault "outrageous" and offer US support to France, "our oldest ally."
Armed police officers patrolling around Notre-Dame cathedral and the Saint-German neighborhood in Paris (Ian Langsdon/EPA)
French police carry protective shields and walk in line near the Bataclan concert hall (Christian Hartmann/Reuters)
French police stand near people warming up on a street before being evacuated by bus near the Bataclan concert hall (Philippe Wojazer/Reuters)
A French policeman assists a blood-covered victim near the Bataclan concert hall (Philippe Wojazer/Reuters)
French fire brigade members aid an injured individual near the Bataclan concert hall (Christian Hartmann/Reuters)
Parisians stay protected outside the scene of a hostage situation at the Bataclan theatre (Yoan Valat/EPA)
Wounded people are evacuated outside the scene of a hostage situation at the Bataclan theatre (Yoan Valat/EPA)
Crowds leave the Stade de France where bombs were reported to have detonated outside the stadium during the France vs German friendly match near Paris (Gonzalo Fuentes/Reuters)
Investigators work outside a bar near the Stade de France (Gonzalo Fuentes/Reuters)
People light candles in tribute to the victims of the Paris attacks, outside the French embassy in Berlin, Germany. (Lukas Schulze/EPA)