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The world is remembering the 129 victims of the Paris terror attacks.

A minute silence was held around the world at 11.00am Irish time (12.00pm Paris time) to remember them.

But who are the faces behind the names? Here are some of those who died.

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Nohemi Gonzalez | Image: Facebook

American student Nohemi Gonzalez (23) was studying design and attending Strate College of Design in Paris during a semester abroad program.

California State University, Long Beach is holding an event to memorialise her.

CSULB President Jane Close Conoley said: "Taking the life of an innocent is an assault on our hearts and on our world. Nohemi was an innocent of great promise, a light in our community".

Mexican woman Michelli Gil Jáimez has been identified as a victim of the attacks by governor of Veracruz state Javier Duarte.

Ms Jaimes was from the Tuxpan region, with the governor there saying he is showing solidarity with the French people as well, as with the victims and the injured.

Guillaume Decherf | Image: Les Inrocks

French journalist Guillaume Decherf was also killed, who wrote primarily about rock and metal music.

Most recently, he had written about Eagles of Death Metal’s latest album, Zipper Down.

The American rock band were playing a concert when gunmen attacked the Bataclan Theatre.

Valentin Ribet | Image: Hogan and Lovells

26-year-old Valentin Ribet graduated from the London School of Economics in 2014, with a degree in international business law.

He joined the firm Hogan and Lovells, where he was an associate in criminal law and white collar crime.

The firm confirmed that on Friday he was killed in the attack at the Bataclan Theatre.

"This is an awful tragedy and hard for any of us to truly comprehend. We are shocked by both our loss and the wider events in the city", the firm said.

"He was a talented lawyer, extremely well liked, and a wonderful personality in the office".

36-year-old British national Nick Alexander worked on merchandise for various bands - including the Eagles of Death Metal.

It is believed he was at their concert at the Bataclan Theatre on Friday with a friend.

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Djamila Houd (41) was at an outdoor café when she was killed, L’Echo Republicain reported.

She was originally from the northern town of Dreux, and she is survived by a large family, including her mother and sisters.

 Thomas Ayad Image: Facebook

32-year-old Thomas Ayad was a product manager for Mercury Music, a French label of Universal Music Group.

He was also a member of an amateur field hockey club.

According to his Facebook page, he was from Paris and studied at the Amiens School of Commerce.

Lola Salines | Image: Facebook

French woman Lola Salines died at the Bataclan Theatre.

A family member of hers announced her death, after seeking her whereabouts on Twitter.

She played roller derby with La Boucherie de Paris team. They say they were "devastated" to learn of her death.

"We send such love to Julie and to all those who knew Lola, as well as to all those impacted by the terrorist atrocities that took place around the world yesterday, and every day before", the team said.

Another of her teammates, Julie Gallerne, was injured in the attack.

Advertising agency workers Fabrice Dubois and Eric Thomé were another two of those killed.

The agency, Publicis Conseil, said on Facebook: " Our thoughts go out to the victims and their families, and more particularly our colleagues Fabrice Dubois and Eric Thomé, as well as their families".

29-year-old François-Xavier Prévost also apparently died in the attack at the Bataclan Theatre, where he was attending the concert with friends.

He lived in Paris and worked as advertising head for an online advertising company.

Elodie Breuil | Image: Facebook

23-year-old Elodie Breuil had gone to the Eagles of Death Metal concert with several of her friends.

She studied design at the Ecole de Conde in Paris, and her brother says she marched with her mother in the aftermath of the Charlie Hebdo attacks in January.

"They did it to show their support," her brother Alexis Breuil told Time magazine.

Chilean national Elsa Delplace attended the concert at the Bataclan Theatre with her mother, Patricia San Martin (55).

Reports say Elsa was living in Paris and had a 6-year-old son.

29-year-old Spanish man Juan Alberto González-Garrido was at the Bataclan Theatre with his wife at the time of the attacks, El Diario reports.

He was an electrical engineer and had been working in Paris.

Manuel Dias worked as a tour bus driver and was near the national stadium on Friday night.

The 63-year-old Portuguese man had apparently worked for the company for 20 years, and leaves behind a wife and two children.

Marie Lausch | Image: Facebook

French woman Marie Lausch had recently moved to Paris with her boyfriend, Mathias Dymarski.

The couple attended the show at the Bataclan Theatre.

According to her Facebook page, she worked in International Public Relations at Coty, Inc.


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