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Cannes festival to hold moment of silence for Manchester

Associated Press logo Associated Press 5/23/2017 By The Associated Press
People stand outside as police evacuate the Arndale shopping centre, in Manchester, England Tuesday May 23, 2017, the day after an apparent suicide bomber attacked an Ariana Grande concert as it ended Monday night, killing over a dozen of people among a panicked crowd of young concertgoers. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira) © The Associated Press People stand outside as police evacuate the Arndale shopping centre, in Manchester, England Tuesday May 23, 2017, the day after an apparent suicide bomber attacked an Ariana Grande concert as it ended Monday night, killing over a dozen of people among a panicked crowd of young concertgoers. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)

CANNES, France (AP) — The Cannes Film Festival said it will hold a moment of silence Tuesday for the victims of the attack at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England.

Actors Will Smith, left, Collin Farrell, Christopher Waltz talk after actors and directors from former Cannes selections posed for photographers during the photo call for the 70th Anniversary of the international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Tuesday, May 23, 2017. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus) © The Associated Press Actors Will Smith, left, Collin Farrell, Christopher Waltz talk after actors and directors from former Cannes selections posed for photographers during the photo call for the 70th Anniversary of the international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Tuesday, May 23, 2017. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

The festival invited all festivalgoers to "show their solidarity with the victims, their families and the British people" with a minute of silence at 3 p.m. local time.

In a statement, Cannes called Monday's blast "yet another attack on culture, youth and joyfulness, on our freedom, generosity and tolerance, all things that the Festival and those who make it possible — the artists, professionals and spectators — hold dear."

Disney canceled a promotional event in Cannes for "Cars 3" due to the blast.

Security has been higher than ever at the festival this year, with increased use of metal detectors and an anti-drone system.

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