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9 Powerful Celebrity Tributes to the Paris Attacks

The recent bombings in Paris rocked the City of Light and were felt around the world. For me it wasn't just the crushing blow of seeing the senseless death and destruction. It was seeing a city that I consider so special to be ripped apart at its very core, leaving its people vulnerable and unsafe.

Any time an international tragedy like the Paris bombings takes place, I'm left feeling a sense of tremendous anxiety. It reminds me just how precious life can be and how fragile we all are. I want to hug my kids a little tighter.

And though it may seem frivolous, I take solace in seeing the public support expressed by celebrities who are using their platform to bring comfort to others.

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The Material Girl got teary-eyed during her Stockholm show on Saturday. With a tissue in hand Madonna addressed the crowd and said, "This whole show is about celebrating life. And standing up for your rights. Fighting for what you believe in. It's been very hard for me to get through this show and not forget about what happened last night. So I need to take this moment to acknowledge the tragedy. The tragic killings, assassinations and the senseless ending of precious life that occurred last night in Paris." And while Madonna admitted she considered canceling that night's show, she felt she owed it to her fans and audience to go on with the show.

Elizabeth Banks

The "Hunger Games Mockingjay" star showed her support for the City of Light by tweeting this thoughtful message. "Our hearts are with you France where we have so many amazing fans."

Justin Bieber

The Biebs broke it down and broke down, into tears that is, during his Los Angeles concert. He said, "We're all in this together. Why am I crying so hard, get it together, Justin. We're all in this together, you know." We do now.

Taylor Swift

Taylor didn't need her famous squad to let the world know what was on her mind regarding the attacks on Paris. She posted a photo of herself overlooking the Siene with this caption, "Praying for Paris. Our hearts are breaking for and with you."

David Beckham

People Magazine's Sexiest Man Alive (as if there was any question), took to Instagram to show his support for the people of Paris. Along with a beautiful photo of the Eiffel Tower he wrote, "As the sun rises in this beautiful city we remember the people that have died and the families that have lost loved ones... Our thoughts are with you all... PrayForParis"

Amy Schumer

Comedy's It-Girl saw nothing funny about the bombings in Paris, but she did express her support. Schumer Tweet'd, "All my love to Paris."

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson

Hoping to inspire the people of Paris, Johnson posted this video on Instagram with the caption, "Stay strong."

Gigi Hadid

The supermodel showed her support for the people of Paris by sharing these thoughts on Instagram, "My heart is heavy with all of today's news. Sending prayers and positivity to Paris and all other places and people harmed and affected by tragedy today. Wishing the world peace and strength."

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Kelly Rowland

The former member of Destiny's Child reminded her Twitter followers just how much for which we have to be thankful to France. She wrote, "How many people know that the Statue of Liberty was a gift to the US by the people of France? ‪#Prayers4Paris"

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