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Obama: 'This is an attack on all of humanity'

President Obama said Friday that the attacks that plunged Paris into chaos Friday night are an attack on all of civilization.

"Once again, we see an outrageous attempt to terrorize innocent civilians," he said from the White House. "This is an attack not just on Paris, it's an attack not just on the people of France, but this is an attack on all of humanity and the universal values that we share."

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Reports out of Paris said there were at least three attacks in the city, leading to the deaths of 35 people. Gunmen reportedly took around 100 people hostage in a theater.

Explosions were reported near a soccer stadium, and a shooting was reported at a restaurant.

President Francois Hollande announced in a live broadcast to the French nation that he has declared a state of emergency and is closing the country's borders so that no perpetrator of the terror attacks could escape.

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