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Horrifying Eyewitness Accounts From Paris Attack Survivors

“It looked like a battlefield, there was blood everywhere, there were bodies everywhere."

Paris residents reacted in shock to the deadly attacks that rocked the French capital on Friday evening.

Armed terrorists attacked several sites in the city, including a restaurant and a concert venue, and took dozens of people hostage. Officials said at least 129 people had been killed.

French President Francois Hollande described Friday's events as "unprecedented." “There are several dozen dead, lots more wounded, it’s horrific,” he said.

People in Paris echoed those sentiments while describing what they've seen. 

  • Julien Pearce, Journalist
    Journalist <a href="http://www.cnn.com/2015/11/13/europe/bataclan-paris-shooting-witness/">Julien Pearce, who was at the Bata
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    Journalist Julien Pearce, who was at the Bataclan, told CNN: "I saw two terrorists from my point of view with AK-47s, Kalashnikovs, entering the concert room and firing randomly to the crowd. People yelled, screamed, and everybody lied on the floor. It lasted for 10 minutes.

    "Ten minutes ... 10 horrific minutes where everybody was on the floor covering their head. We heard so many gunshots and the terrorists were very calm, very determined. They reloaded three or four times their weapons. They didn't shout anything. They didn't say anything. They were unmasked and wearing black clothes and they were shooting at people on the floor, executing them."
  • Marc Coupris, 57-Year-Old Legal Worker
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    "It was carnage," Marc Coupris, who traveled from Brittany to see the Eagles of Death Metal performance, told The Guardian. “It looked like a battlefield, there was blood everywhere, there were bodies everywhere."
  • Andrew Smith, University of Liverpool Professor
  • Woman Near Petit Cambodge Restaurant
    "I was driving on a scooter with friends when I arrived. There were <a href="http://www.lemonde.fr/societe/article/2015/11/14
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    "I was driving on a scooter with friends when I arrived. There were people on the floor. I first thought a car had entered the Le Petit Cambodge, because the window was shattered," a woman in her 30s, who was near the restaurant that was attacked on Friday night, told Le Monde. "I didn't understand what had happened. There were many people on the floor, so many."
  • Bataclan Audience Member
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    "It was chaos," a young member of the audience at the Bataclan told Le Figaro. "I was on the right side of the concert hall in the Bataclan, a song of the Eagles of Death Metal was about to wrap up, when I heard the sounds of explosions, like firecrackers. I saw the singer take of his guitar, I turned around and saw a man with an automatic weapon fire in the air."
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