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Published 15/10/2016

French President Francois Hollande pays his respects during a national tribute on October 15, 2016 in Nice, southeastern France in memory of the victims of the July 14 terror attack in which a truck ploughed into crowds celebrating Bastille Day, killing 86 people and injuring more than 400.
In the attack, a 31-year-old Tunisian extremist rammed a 19-ton truck through a crowd of more than 30,000 Bastille Day revellers on the seafront Promenade des Anglais before police shot him dead. The Islamic State (IS) group said the driver of the truck, Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel, was one of its followers. / AFP PHOTO / ERIC GAILLARDERIC GAILLARD/AFP/Getty Images
French President Francois Hollande pays his respects during a national tribute on October 15, 2016 in Nice, southeastern France in memory of the victims of the July 14 terror attack in which a truck ploughed into crowds celebrating Bastille Day, killing 86 people and injuring more than 400. In the attack, a 31-year-old Tunisian extremist rammed a 19-ton truck through a crowd of more than 30,000 Bastille Day revellers on the seafront Promenade des Anglais before police shot him dead. The Islamic State (IS) group said the driver of the truck, Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel, was one of its followers. / AFP PHOTO / ERIC GAILLARDERIC GAILLARD/AFP/Getty Images
French President Francois Hollande speaks on October 15, 2016 in Nice, southeastern France during a national tribute to the victims of the July 14 terror attack in which a truck ploughed into crowds celebrating Bastille Day, killing 86 people and injuring more than 400. In the attack, a 31-year-old Tunisian extremist rammed a 19-ton truck through a crowd of more than 30,000 Bastille Day revellers on the seafront Promenade des Anglais before police shot him dead. The Islamic State (IS) group said the driver of the truck, Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel, was one of its followers. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / ERIC GAILLARDERIC GAILLARD/AFP/Getty Images
French President Francois Hollande pays his respects to the families of victims on October 15, 2016 in Nice, southeastern France during a national tribute to the deceased people of the July 14 terror attack in which a truck ploughed into crowds celebrating Bastille Day, killing 86 and injuring more than 400. In the attack, a 31-year-old Tunisian extremist rammed a 19-ton truck through a crowd of more than 30,000 Bastille Day revellers on the seafront Promenade des Anglais before police shot him dead. The Islamic State (IS) group said the driver of the truck, Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel, was one of its followers. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / ERIC GAILLARDERIC GAILLARD/AFP/Getty Images
French President Francois Hollande walks past white roses, each representing one of the 86 victims, on October 15, 2016 in Nice, southeastern France during a national tribute to the deceased people of the July 14 terror attack in which a truck ploughed into crowds celebrating Bastille Day. In the attack, a 31-year-old Tunisian extremist rammed a 19-ton truck through a crowd of more than 30,000 Bastille Day revellers on the seafront Promenade des Anglais before police shot him dead. The Islamic State (IS) group said the driver of the truck, Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel, was one of its followers. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / ERIC GAILLARDERIC GAILLARD/AFP/Getty Images
A picture taken on October 15, 2016 in Nice, southeastern France shows a general view of the ceremony in tribute to the victims of the July 14 terror attack in which a truck ploughed into crowds celebrating Bastille Day, killing 86 people and injuring more than 400. In the attack, a 31-year-old Tunisian extremist rammed a 19-ton truck through a crowd of more than 30,000 Bastille Day revellers on the seafront Promenade des Anglais before police shot him dead. The Islamic State (IS) group said the driver of the truck, Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel, was one of its followers. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / ERIC GAILLARDERIC GAILLARD/AFP/Getty Images
French President Francois Hollande walks past white roses, each representing one of the 86 victims, on October 15, 2016 in Nice, southeastern France during a national tribute to the deceased people of the July 14 terror attack in which a truck ploughed into crowds celebrating Bastille Day. In the attack, a 31-year-old Tunisian extremist rammed a 19-ton truck through a crowd of more than 30,000 Bastille Day revellers on the seafront Promenade des Anglais before police shot him dead. The Islamic State (IS) group said the driver of the truck, Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel, was one of its followers. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / ERIC GAILLARDERIC GAILLARD/AFP/Getty Images
Candles and flowers placed in commemoration to victims are pictured at the Boulevard des Anglais in Nice, southeastern France, on October 15, 2016, on the occasion of a national tribute to the victims of the July 14 terror attack in which a truck ploughed into crowds celebrating Bastille Day, killing 86 people and injuring more than 400. In the attack, a 31-year-old Tunisian extremist rammed a 19-ton truck through a crowd of more than 30,000 Bastille Day revellers on the seafront Promenade des Anglais before police shot him dead. The Islamic State (IS) group said the driver of the truck, Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel, was one of its followers. / AFP PHOTO / ANNE-CHRISTINE POUJOULATANNE-CHRISTINE POUJOULAT/AFP/Getty Images
French singer Julien Clerc gestures, on October 15, 2016 in Nice, during a ceremony in tribute to the victims of the July 14 terror attack in which a truck ploughed into crowds celebrating Bastille Day, killing 86 people and injuring more than 400. In the attack, a 31-year-old Tunisian extremist rammed a 19-ton truck through a crowd of more than 30,000 Bastille Day revellers on the seafront Promenade des Anglais before police shot him dead. The Islamic State (IS) group said the driver of the truck, Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel, was one of its followers. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / ERIC GAILLARDERIC GAILLARD/AFP/Getty Images
French singer Julien Clerc (R), takes part, on October 15, 2016 in Nice, in a ceremony in tribute to the victims of the July 14 terror attack in which a truck ploughed into crowds celebrating Bastille Day, killing 86 people and injuring more than 400. In the attack, a 31-year-old Tunisian extremist rammed a 19-ton truck through a crowd of more than 30,000 Bastille Day revellers on the seafront Promenade des Anglais before police shot him dead. The Islamic State (IS) group said the driver of the truck, Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel, was one of its followers. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / ERIC GAILLARDERIC GAILLARD/AFP/Getty Images
French President Francois Hollande stands next to white roses, each representing one of the 86 victims, on October 15, 2016 in Nice, southeastern France during a national tribute to the deceased people of the July 14 terror attack in which a truck ploughed into crowds celebrating Bastille Day. In the attack, a 31-year-old Tunisian extremist rammed a 19-ton truck through a crowd of more than 30,000 Bastille Day revellers on the seafront Promenade des Anglais before police shot him dead. The Islamic State (IS) group said the driver of the truck, Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel, was one of its followers. / AFP PHOTO / VALERY HACHEVALERY HACHE/AFP/Getty Images
French President Francois Hollande stands next to white roses, each representing one of the 86 victims, on October 15, 2016 in Nice, southeastern France during a national tribute to the deceased people of the July 14 terror attack in which a truck ploughed into crowds celebrating Bastille Day. In the attack, a 31-year-old Tunisian extremist rammed a 19-ton truck through a crowd of more than 30,000 Bastille Day revellers on the seafront Promenade des Anglais before police shot him dead. The Islamic State (IS) group said the driver of the truck, Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel, was one of its followers. / AFP PHOTO / VALERY HACHEVALERY HACHE/AFP/Getty Images
French President Francois Hollande walks past white roses, each representing one of the 86 victims, on October 15, 2016 in Nice, southeastern France during a national tribute to the deceased people of the July 14 terror attack in which a truck ploughed into crowds celebrating Bastille Day. In the attack, a 31-year-old Tunisian extremist rammed a 19-ton truck through a crowd of more than 30,000 Bastille Day revellers on the seafront Promenade des Anglais before police shot him dead. The Islamic State (IS) group said the driver of the truck, Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel, was one of its followers. / AFP PHOTO / VALERY HACHEVALERY HACHE/AFP/Getty Images
French President Francois Hollande pays his respects during a national tribute on October 15, 2016 in Nice, southeastern France in memory of the victims of the July 14 terror attack in which a truck ploughed into crowds celebrating Bastille Day, killing 86 people and injuring more than 400. In the attack, a 31-year-old Tunisian extremist rammed a 19-ton truck through a crowd of more than 30,000 Bastille Day revellers on the seafront Promenade des Anglais before police shot him dead. The Islamic State (IS) group said the driver of the truck, Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel, was one of its followers. / AFP PHOTO / VALERY HACHEVALERY HACHE/AFP/Getty Images
French President Francois Hollande pays his respects during a national tribute on October 15, 2016 in Nice, southeastern France in memory of the victims of the July 14 terror attack in which a truck ploughed into crowds celebrating Bastille Day, killing 86 people and injuring more than 400. In the attack, a 31-year-old Tunisian extremist rammed a 19-ton truck through a crowd of more than 30,000 Bastille Day revellers on the seafront Promenade des Anglais before police shot him dead. The Islamic State (IS) group said the driver of the truck, Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel, was one of its followers. / AFP PHOTO / VALERY HACHEVALERY HACHE/AFP/Getty Images
French President Francois Hollande leaves the podium after speaking during a national tribute on October 15, 2016 in Nice, southeastern France in memory of the victims of the July 14 terror attack in which a truck ploughed into crowds celebrating Bastille Day, killing 86 people and injuring more than 400. In the attack, a 31-year-old Tunisian extremist rammed a 19-ton truck through a crowd of more than 30,000 Bastille Day revellers on the seafront Promenade des Anglais before police shot him dead. The Islamic State (IS) group said the driver of the truck, Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel, was one of its followers. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / ERIC GAILLARDERIC GAILLARD/AFP/Getty Images
French President Francois Hollande leaves the podium after speaking during a national tribute on October 15, 2016 in Nice, southeastern France in memory of the victims of the July 14 terror attack in which a truck ploughed into crowds celebrating Bastille Day, killing 86 people and injuring more than 400. In the attack, a 31-year-old Tunisian extremist rammed a 19-ton truck through a crowd of more than 30,000 Bastille Day revellers on the seafront Promenade des Anglais before police shot him dead. The Islamic State (IS) group said the driver of the truck, Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel, was one of its followers. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / ERIC GAILLARDERIC GAILLARD/AFP/Getty Images
French President Francois Hollande leaves the podium after speaking during a national tribute on October 15, 2016 in Nice, southeastern France in memory of the victims of the July 14 terror attack in which a truck ploughed into crowds celebrating Bastille Day, killing 86 people and injuring more than 400. In the attack, a 31-year-old Tunisian extremist rammed a 19-ton truck through a crowd of more than 30,000 Bastille Day revellers on the seafront Promenade des Anglais before police shot him dead. The Islamic State (IS) group said the driver of the truck, Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel, was one of its followers. / AFP PHOTO / VALERY HACHEVALERY HACHE/AFP/Getty Images
A woman puts in place a white rose representing one of the 86 victims on October 15, 2016 in Nice, southeastern France during a national tribute to the deceased people of the July 14 terror attack in which a truck ploughed into crowds celebrating Bastille Day, killing 86 and injuring more than 400. In the attack, a 31-year-old Tunisian extremist rammed a 19-ton truck through a crowd of more than 30,000 Bastille Day revellers on the seafront Promenade des Anglais before police shot him dead. The Islamic State (IS) group said the driver of the truck, Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel, was one of its followers. / AFP PHOTO / VALERY HACHEVALERY HACHE/AFP/Getty Images
French President Francois Hollande (R) shakes hands with Prince Albert of Monaco (C) during a national tribute on October 15, 2016 in Nice, southeastern France in memory of the victims of the July 14 terror attack in which a truck ploughed into crowds celebrating Bastille Day, killing 86 people and injuring more than 400. In the attack, a 31-year-old Tunisian extremist rammed a 19-ton truck through a crowd of more than 30,000 Bastille Day revellers on the seafront Promenade des Anglais before police shot him dead. The Islamic State (IS) group said the driver of the truck, Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel, was one of its followers. / AFP PHOTO / VALERY HACHEVALERY HACHE/AFP/Getty Images
A young man puts in place a white rose representing one of the 86 victims on October 15, 2016 in Nice, southeastern France during a national tribute to the deceased people of the July 14 terror attack in which a truck ploughed into crowds celebrating Bastille Day, killing 86 and injuring more than 400. In the attack, a 31-year-old Tunisian extremist rammed a 19-ton truck through a crowd of more than 30,000 Bastille Day revellers on the seafront Promenade des Anglais before police shot him dead. The Islamic State (IS) group said the driver of the truck, Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel, was one of its followers. / AFP PHOTO / VALERY HACHEVALERY HACHE/AFP/Getty Images
French President Francois Hollande bows to the families of victims during a ceremony for the victims of July 14 attack in Nice, Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016. French President Francois Hollande attends a ceremony paying homage to the 86 people killed when an Islamic extremist rammed his truck through crowds watching holiday fireworks in Nice. White roses, each representing one of the 86 victims, foreground left. (AP Photo/Claude Paris)
A picture taken on October 15, 2016 in Nice, southeastern France shows a general view of the ceremony in tribute to the victims of the July 14 terror attack in which a truck ploughed into crowds celebrating Bastille Day, killing 86 people and injuring more than 400. In the attack, a 31-year-old Tunisian extremist rammed a 19-ton truck through a crowd of more than 30,000 Bastille Day revellers on the seafront Promenade des Anglais before police shot him dead. The Islamic State (IS) group said the driver of the truck, Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel, was one of its followers. / AFP PHOTO / VALERY HACHEVALERY HACHE/AFP/Getty Images
A picture taken on October 15, 2016 in Nice, southeastern France shows 86 white roses, each representing one of the deceased people, during the ceremony in tribute to the victims of the July 14 terror attack in which a truck ploughed into crowds celebrating Bastille Day, killing 86 people and injuring more than 400. In the attack, a 31-year-old Tunisian extremist rammed a 19-ton truck through a crowd of more than 30,000 Bastille Day revellers on the seafront Promenade des Anglais before police shot him dead. The Islamic State (IS) group said the driver of the truck, Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel, was one of its followers. / AFP PHOTO / VALERY HACHEVALERY HACHE/AFP/Getty Images
French far-right National Front party's leader Marine Le Pen (L) and FN Parliament member Marion Marechal-Le Pen (2L) talk with regional council politician Philippe Verdon (R) during a national tribute on October 15, 2016 in Nice, southeastern France in memory of the victims of the July 14 terror attack in which a truck ploughed into crowds celebrating Bastille Day, killing 86 people and injuring more than 400. In the attack, a 31-year-old Tunisian extremist rammed a 19-ton truck through a crowd of more than 30,000 Bastille Day revellers on the seafront Promenade des Anglais before police shot him dead. The Islamic State (IS) group said the driver of the truck, Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel, was one of its followers. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / ERIC GAILLARDERIC GAILLARD/AFP/Getty Images
People attend a national tribute on October 15, 2016 in Nice, southeastern France in memory of the victims of the July 14 terror attack in which a truck ploughed into crowds celebrating Bastille Day, killing 86 people and injuring more than 400. In the attack, a 31-year-old Tunisian extremist rammed a 19-ton truck through a crowd of more than 30,000 Bastille Day revellers on the seafront Promenade des Anglais before police shot him dead. The Islamic State (IS) group said the driver of the truck, Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel, was one of its followers. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / ERIC GAILLARDERIC GAILLARD/AFP/Getty Images
French President Francois Hollande passes by white roses, each representing one of the 86 victimsduring a ceremony for the victims of July 14 attack in Nice, Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016. French President Francois Hollande attends a ceremony paying homage to the 86 people killed when an Islamic extremist rammed his truck through crowds watching holiday fireworks in Nice. White roses, each representing one of the 86 victims, foreground left. (AP Photo/Claude Paris)
A young woman puts in place a white rose representing one of the 86 victims on October 15, 2016 in Nice, southeastern France during a national tribute to the deceased people of the July 14 terror attack in which a truck ploughed into crowds celebrating Bastille Day, killing 86 and injuring more than 400. In the attack, a 31-year-old Tunisian extremist rammed a 19-ton truck through a crowd of more than 30,000 Bastille Day revellers on the seafront Promenade des Anglais before police shot him dead. The Islamic State (IS) group said the driver of the truck, Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel, was one of its followers. / AFP PHOTO / VALERY HACHEVALERY HACHE/AFP/Getty Images
French President Francois Hollande pays his respects during a national tribute on October 15, 2016 in Nice, southeastern France in memory of the victims of the July 14 terror attack in which a truck ploughed into crowds celebrating Bastille Day, killing 86 people and injuring more than 400. In the attack, a 31-year-old Tunisian extremist rammed a 19-ton truck through a crowd of more than 30,000 Bastille Day revellers on the seafront Promenade des Anglais before police shot him dead. The Islamic State (IS) group said the driver of the truck, Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel, was one of its followers. / AFP PHOTO / VALERY HACHEVALERY HACHE/AFP/Getty Images
TOPSHOT - French President Francois Hollande stands next to white roses, each representing one of the 86 victims, on October 15, 2016 in Nice, southeastern France during a national tribute to the deceased people of the July 14 terror attack in which a truck ploughed into crowds celebrating Bastille Day. In the attack, a 31-year-old Tunisian extremist rammed a 19-ton truck through a crowd of more than 30,000 Bastille Day revellers on the seafront Promenade des Anglais before police shot him dead. The Islamic State (IS) group said the driver of the truck, Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel, was one of its followers. / AFP PHOTO / VALERY HACHEVALERY HACHE/AFP/Getty Images
People walk past candles and flowers placed in commemoration to victims at the Boulevard des Anglais in Nice, southeastern France, on October 15, 2016, on the occasion of a national tribute to the victims of the July 14 terror attack in which a truck ploughed into crowds celebrating Bastille Day, killing 86 people and injuring more than 400. In the attack, a 31-year-old Tunisian extremist rammed a 19-ton truck through a crowd of more than 30,000 Bastille Day revellers on the seafront Promenade des Anglais before police shot him dead. The Islamic State (IS) group said the driver of the truck, Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel, was one of its followers. / AFP PHOTO / ANNE-CHRISTINE POUJOULATANNE-CHRISTINE POUJOULAT/AFP/Getty Images
TOPSHOT - A picture taken on October 15, 2016 in Nice, southeastern France shows a general view of the ceremony in tribute to the victims of the July 14 terror attack in which a truck ploughed into crowds celebrating Bastille Day, killing 86 people and injuring more than 400. In the attack, a 31-year-old Tunisian extremist rammed a 19-ton truck through a crowd of more than 30,000 Bastille Day revellers on the seafront Promenade des Anglais before police shot him dead. The Islamic State (IS) group said the driver of the truck, Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel, was one of its followers. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / ERIC GAILLARDERIC GAILLARD/AFP/Getty Images
TOPSHOT - A woman puts in place a white rose representing one of the 86 victims on October 15, 2016 in Nice, southeastern France during a national tribute to the deceased people of the July 14 terror attack in which a truck ploughed into crowds celebrating Bastille Day, killing 86 and injuring more than 400. In the attack, a 31-year-old Tunisian extremist rammed a 19-ton truck through a crowd of more than 30,000 Bastille Day revellers on the seafront Promenade des Anglais before police shot him dead. The Islamic State (IS) group said the driver of the truck, Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel, was one of its followers. / AFP PHOTO / VALERY HACHEVALERY HACHE/AFP/Getty Images
Candles, toys and flowers placed in commemoration to victims are pictured at the Boulevard des Anglais in Nice, southeastern France, on October 15, 2016, on the occasion of a national tribute to the victims of the July 14 terror attack in which a truck ploughed into crowds celebrating Bastille Day, killing 86 people and injuring more than 400. In the attack, a 31-year-old Tunisian extremist rammed a 19-ton truck through a crowd of more than 30,000 Bastille Day revellers on the seafront Promenade des Anglais before police shot him dead. The Islamic State (IS) group said the driver of the truck, Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel, was one of its followers. / AFP PHOTO / ANNE-CHRISTINE POUJOULATANNE-CHRISTINE POUJOULAT/AFP/Getty Images
A picture taken on October 15, 2016 in Nice, southeastern France shows a general view of the ceremony in tribute to the victims of the July 14 terror attack in which a truck ploughed into crowds celebrating Bastille Day, killing 86 people and injuring more than 400. In the attack, a 31-year-old Tunisian extremist rammed a 19-ton truck through a crowd of more than 30,000 Bastille Day revellers on the seafront Promenade des Anglais before police shot him dead. The Islamic State (IS) group said the driver of the truck, Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel, was one of its followers. / AFP PHOTO / VALERY HACHEVALERY HACHE/AFP/Getty Images
Forensics officers and policemen look for evidence near a truck on the Promenade des Anglais seafront in the French Riviera town of Nice on July 15, 2016. AFP/Getty Images
Killer: Mohamed Lahouaiej-Bouhlel
A sign reading "Liberty, equality, fraternity, let us unite against barbarism" is placed on July 15, 2016 at a makeshift memorial near the site in Nice where a gunman smashed a truck into a crowd of revellers celebrating Bastille Day, killing at least 84 people. AFP PHOTO / BORIS HORVATBORIS HORVAT/AFP/Getty Images
A woman places flowers on July 15, 2016 near the site in Nice where a gunman smashed a truck into a crowd of revellers celebrating Bastille Day, killing at least 84 people. AFP PHOTO / BORIS HORVATBORIS HORVAT/AFP/Getty Images
TOPSHOT - A woman looks at a truck stand guarded by the police on the Promenade des Anglais seafront in the French Riviera town of Nice on July 15, 2016, hours after it drove into a crowd watching a fireworks display. An attack in Nice where a man rammed a truck into a crowd of people left 84 dead and another 18 in a "critical condition", interior ministry spokesman Pierre-Henry Brandet said Friday. An unidentified gunman barrelled the truck two kilometres (1.3 miles) through a crowd that had been enjoying a fireworks display for France's national day before being shot dead by police. / AFP PHOTO / ANNE-CHRISTINE POUJOULATANNE-CHRISTINE POUJOULAT/AFP/Getty Images
People stand on July 15, 2016 in front of flowers and candles placed near the site in Nice where a gunman smashed a truck into a crowd of revellers celebrating Bastille Day, killing at least 84 people. AFP PHOTO / BORIS HORVATBORIS HORVAT/AFP/Getty Images
Forensic police work on the scene of a truck attack in Nice, southern France, Friday, July 15, 2016. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
The truck which slammed into revelers late Thursday is seen at the site of the attack in Nice, southern France, Friday, July 15, 2016. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
Forensic officers stands near a truck with its windscreen riddled with bullets, that plowed through a crowd of revelers who'd gathered to watch the fireworks in the French resort city of Nice, southern France, Friday, July 15, 2016. (AP Photo/Claude Paris)
The truck which slammed into revelers late Thursday, July 14, is seen near the site of an attack in the French resort city of Nice, southern France, Friday, July 15, 2016. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
A forensic officer stands near a van with its windscreen riddled with bullets, that plowed through a crowd of revelers who'd gathered to watch the fireworks in the French resort city of Nice, southern France, Friday, July 15, 2016. At least 80 people were killed before police killed the driver, authorities said. (AP Photo/Claude Paris)
Forensic officers at the scene of an attack after a truck drove on to the sidewalk and plowed through a crowd of revelers who'd gathered to watch the fireworks in the French resort city of Nice, southern France, Friday, July 15, 2016. (AP Photo/Claude Paris)
Twitter feed video grab courtesy of @harp_detectives of people running away after dozens of people are believed to have been killed when a lorry ploughed into a Bastille Day crowd in Nice. Photo credit: @harp_detectives/PA Wire
Fire department ambulances and vehicles are parked near the scene of an attack after a truck drove on to the sidewalk and plowed through a crowd of revelers who'd gathered to watch the fireworks in the French resort city of Nice, southern France, Friday, July 15, 2016. (AP Photo/Christian Alminana)
Police officers, firefighters and rescue workers are seen at the site of an attack on July 15, 2016, after a truck drove into a crowd watching a fireworks display in the French Riviera town of Nice. AFP PHOTO / Valery HACHEVALERY HACHE/AFP/Getty Images
Emergency services vehicles work on the scene after a truck, left, plowed through Bastille Day revelers in the French resort city of Nice, France, Thursday, July 14, 2016. (Sasha Goldsmith via AP)
Authorities investigate a truck after it plowed through Bastille Day revelers in the French resort city of Nice, France, Thursday, July 14, 2016. (Sasha Goldsmith via AP)
Authorities investigate a truck after it plowed through Bastille Day revelers in the French resort city of Nice, France, Thursday, July 14, 2016. (Sasha Goldsmith via AP)
Ambulances line up near the scene of an attack after a truck drove on to the sidewalk and plowed through a crowd of revelers who'd gathered to watch the fireworks in the French resort city of Nice, southern France, Friday, July 15, 2016. (AP Photo/Claude Paris)
A man runs near the scene of an attack after a truck drove onto the sidewalk and plowed through a crowd of revelers who'd gathered to watch the fireworks in the French resort city of Nice, southern France, Friday, July 15, 2016. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
Police officers seal off the area of an attack after a truck drove on to the sidewalk and plowed through a crowd of revelers who'd gathered to watch the fireworks in the French resort city of Nice, southern France, Friday, July 15, 2016. (AP Photo/Ciaran Fahey)
Police officers carry out checks on vehicles in the centre of French Riviera town of Nice, after a van drove into a crowd watching a fireworks display on July 14, 2016. AFP PHOTO / Valery HACHEVALERY HACHE/AFP/Getty Images
Police officers carry out checks on vehicles in the centre of French Riviera town of Nice, after a van drove into a crowd watching a fireworks display on July 14, 2016. AFP PHOTO / Valery HACHEVALERY HACHE/AFP/Getty Images
Police officers carry out checks on vehicles in the centre of French Riviera town of Nice, after a van drove into a crowd watching a fireworks display on July 14, 2016. AFP PHOTO / Valery HACHEVALERY HACHE/AFP/Getty Images
Police officers stand near a van, with its windscreen riddled with bullets, that ploughed into a crowd leaving a fireworks display in the French Riviera town of Nice on July 14, 2016. AFP PHOTO / VALERY HACHEVALERY HACHE/AFP/Getty Images
Police officers and rescue workers arrive at the scene of an attack on July 14, 2016, after a van ploughed into a crowd leaving a fireworks display in the French Riviera town of Nice. AFP PHOTO / VALERY HACHEVALERY HACHE/AFP/Getty Images
Police officers stand near a van that ploughed into a crowd leaving a fireworks display in the French Riviera town of Nice on July 14, 2016. AFP PHOTO / VALERY HACHEVALERY HACHE/AFP/Getty Images
Police officers and firefighters arrive near the site of an attack on July 14, 2016, after a van ploughed into a crowd leaving a fireworks display in the French Riviera town of Nice. AFP PHOTO / VALERY HACHEVALERY HACHE/AFP/Getty Images
Police officers stand near a van that ploughed into a crowd leaving a fireworks display in the French Riviera town of Nice on July 14, 2016. AFP PHOTO / VALERY HACHEVALERY HACHE/AFP/Getty Images
Police officers speak with a soldier after a van that ploughed into a crowd leaving a fireworks display in the French Riviera town of Nice on July 14, 2016. AFP PHOTO / VALERY HACHEVALERY HACHE/AFP/Getty Images
Police officers carry out checks on vehicles in the centre of French Riviera town of Nice, after a van drove into a crowd watching a fireworks display on July 14, 2016. AFP PHOTO / Valery HACHEVALERY HACHE/AFP/Getty Images
Police officers carry out checks on vehicles in the centre of French Riviera town of Nice, after a van drove into a crowd watching a fireworks display on July 14, 2016. AFP PHOTO / Valery HACHEVALERY HACHE/AFP/Getty Images
A soldier stands guard near the site of an attack in the French Riviera town of Nice, after a van that ploughed into a crowd leaving a fireworks display on July 14, 2016. AFP PHOTO / VALERY HACHEVALERY HACHE/AFP/Getty Images
A man walks with his hands up as police officers carry out checks on people in the centre of French Riviera town of Nice, after a van that ploughed into a crowd leaving a fireworks display on July 14, 2016. AFP PHOTO / Valery HACHEVALERY HACHE/AFP/Getty Images

French President Francois Hollande has presided over a ceremony paying tribute to the 86 people killed when an Islamic extremist rammed his truck into crowds watching Bastille Day fireworks in Nice.

The event took place on top of a hill overlooking the Promenade des Anglais, the scene of the massacre, in the presence of families, people injured in the attack, religious representatives, France's main political leaders and Nice local authorities.

The names of the 86 victims were read out and 86 white roses placed on the centre of the ceremony square.

Cindy Pellegrini, who lost six family members in the attack on July 14, recalled France's ideal of "liberty, equality, fraternity".

"Our sadness is undefinable," she said. "How to live with physical wounds? How to live with moral wounds?"

Mr Hollande said: "It's national unity that has been hit on July 14. That's the monstrous target of the terrorists - h itting some to scare the others, unleashing violence to create division, instilling fear to fuel distrust and stigmatisation.

"This evil project will fail. Unity, liberty, humanity, in the end, will prevail."

The attack killed people of 19 nationalities and including 15 children and teenagers. The youngest victim was two and the oldest 92, the President recalled.

The southern French city is still reeling from the attack.

"We will never forget, we need to think of the victims," said Marie-Helene Serat, a local resident working near the beachfront promenade. "All the local residents are touched ... Every morning I'm passing here and every morning I thinking of this tragedy."

French President Francois Hollande arrives at a ceremony for the victims of the July 14 lorry attack in Nice (AP)
French President Francois Hollande arrives at a ceremony for the victims of the July 14 lorry attack in Nice (AP)

Flowers, teddy bears and flags of different countries were floating on a makeshift memorial near the Promenade des Anglais.

Mary Kininmonth, a tourist from Scotland, said: "People need a place somewhere to go to express their feeling and their sadness."

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