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Man Plays 'Imagine' On Piano Outside The Bataclan Theater

The Huffington Post The Huffington Post 14/11/2015 Daniel Marans

An unnamed man played John Lennon's "Imagine" on a piano outside the Bataclan theater in Paris on Saturday.

CNN's Hala Gorani reported on it live from the scene during the CNN morning show "New Day." The sounds of the piano can be heard in the background of her report.

"There's a grand piano that was just rolled out in the middle of the crowd and in the middle of this group of journalists and someone playing 'Imagine' by John Lennon -- quite loudly, so perhaps you watching us all over the world, can hear it," Gorani said. 

"Imagine," the title song of Lennon's 1971 solo album, remains one of the world's most famous peace anthems. Its lyrics ask us to imagine a world of unity and harmony. It specifically speaks about removing nationalist and religious prejudices.

"Imagine there's no countries / It isn't hard to do," Lennon sings. "Nothing to kill or die for / And no religion too / Imagine all the people / Living life in peace."

More than 80 hostages and two gunmen died in the attack on the Bataclan theater on Friday night. It is the site of the deadliest in a series of gun attacks and bombings across Paris that have killed at least 120 people.

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