French fly flags from windows for Paris victims in rare patriotic display

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Windows in apartments, office buildings and corner cafes were draped with the French flag on Friday in a rare display of patriotism as France remembered the victims of the Nov. 13 Paris attacks.

French President Francois Hollande called on the nation to display the flag outside their homes and businesses on the national day of mourning, France 24 reported. In Paris, he led a service for the victims of the attacks, which left 130 people dead and hundreds more wounded.

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An employee checks a flag at the Doublet factory, which specializes in making the national flag.

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A rare supermoon total lunar eclipse will rise Sunday

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Get ready. A very special, very rare moon is rising this weekend.

On Sunday, the full moon will be at its closest point to Earth in its monthly orbit while it also goes through a total lunar eclipse. This kind of “supermoon” total eclipse hasn’t happened since 1982, and it won’t occur again until 2033

If you happen to be in North or South America, Europe or Africa, you’ll probably have a great view of the total eclipse that should turn the moon a red color during totality, which is scheduled to begin at 10:11 p.m. ET. Anyone with a dark sky and clear weather at that time should be able to see the eclipse. Read more…

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