A national memorial service has been held in France to honour the 130 people who died as a result of the Paris attacks a fortnight ago.

President François Hollande spoke at the service, which was attended by survivors and victims’ families.

A minute’s silence was also observed and the names of those who died read out.

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The Pope and the circus

On Wednesday Pope Francis was treated to a brief performance by the Rony Rollers Circus troupe in Saint Peter’s Square at the end of his weekly audience.