A man places a floral tribute near the Bataclan Theatre on November 14, 2015 in Paris, France
A man places a floral tribute near the Bataclan Theatre on November 14, 2015 in Paris, France

On Saturday night, ​Sting became the first musician to perform at the iconic Bataclan music hall since the attack one year ago, where 89 people were killed.

Picture: Theo Wargo/Getty

Before the emotional performance, he said:

We've got two important things to do tonight. First, to remember and honour those who lost their lives in the attacks a year ago, and to celebrate the life and the music of this historic venue.

The reopening of the Bataclan is being viewed as a symbol of defiance, with co-manager Jules Frutos telling the AFP news agency: "We had to go on after such horror and not leave a mausoleum, a tomb."

Here are some more of the signs, new and old, of defiance since the Paris attacks:

The Piano Man

Last year an anonymous man - later identified as globe-trotting pianist Davide Martello - cycled miles with a baby piano in tow to perform John Lennon’s ‘Imagine’, a famous peace anthem.

Images of the victims shared on Twitter

Cartoons and illustrations

'We Are United'

Others who have celebrated the reopening of the Bataclan

France remains a country marred by fear, but every effort is being made not only to keep the cities and people safe, but to remain strong and united against terror.

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