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Twice in the past year Paris has been attacked by terrorists. Each time, its citizens have used art to demonstrate their resiliency. Tributes to the victims, defiant messages and pleas to co-exist are painted on walls and streets. Musicians sing of peace. Light colours the city red, white and blue.

A group of street artists spray paint the Eiffel Tower with hearts at Place de la Republique. (Simon Dawson/Bloomberg)

A man walks by graffiti reading "Paris is still standing" (left) "Love for Paris" (center) and "I am alive" (right). (Joel Saget/AFP/Getty Images)

This work by street artist Combo has been copied and reproduced across the city.

An unnamed man brings his portable grand piano and plays John Lennon's "Imagine" outside the Bataclan concert hall where 89 music fans were murdered. (John Walton/Associated Press)

A painted guitar is left at the memorial outside the Bataclan music hall. (Jacky Naegelen/Reuters)

A passerby stops to look at the image of victim Elodie Breuil with an adjacent message that reads, "Love is inevitable." (Daniel Ochoa de Olza/The Associated Press)

People walk by graffiti reading "Paris doesn't yield to fear" following a minute of silence at Republique subway station. (Loic Venance/AFP/Getty Images)

A man walks past recently-painted graffiti asking viewers to pray for the city. (Christian Hartmann/Reuters)

Mourners write messages in chalk at Place de la Republique. (Simon Dawson/Bloomberg)

The Eiffel Tower is lit with the blue, white and red colours of the French flag. The City of Paris motto "Fluctuat Nec Mergitur", Latin for "buffeted but not sunk" is projected in the red area. (Jacky Naegelen/Reuters)

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