Showing solidarity with the victims of Friday’s terrible terrorist attack on Paris
European Union heads of state and of its institutions have issued a joint statement announcing a day of mourning across the EU on Monday - this will include a one minute silence.
Today in Marlborough, the men of Marlborough Hockey Club's first team lined up opposite their opponents - The Old Bristolians - for a two minutes silence before the game began.
Many thousands of miles away the Sydney Opera House was flooded with the colours of the French tricolor. Closer to home jockeys at the Cheltenham race meeting wore black armbands with the tricolor stapled on.
This spur of the moment image that turns the Eiffel Tower into an image of peace is appearing on many social media sites.