Rocker Sting reopens Bataclan year after Paris attacks

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British singer Sting reopened the Bataclan - the revered Paris concert hall - with a charity concert marking the first anniversary of the bloody attacks in Paris that killed 130 people.

The Bataclan said all 1,000 Sting tickets sold out in less than 30 minutes for the concert hall that has a 1,500-person capacity. The families of those who died and survivors in the Bataclan were given tickets by organisers.

While reopening the doors will mean reliving painful memories for many, Jules Frutos, who has co-run the venue for the last 12 years, told AFP news agency, "We had to go on after such horror and not leave a mausoleum, a tomb."

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