Young people in Paris talk about their lives and feelings in the aftermath of the brutal attacks November 13.

The future of Paris

Updated 8:05 AM ET, Tue November 24, 2015

(CNN)The Paris terror attacks left 130 people dead and hundreds more wounded. Many of the victims were young people out enjoying a typical Friday night.

"It was the youth of France who were targeted simply because they represent life," French President Francois Hollande said in the days after the massacres.
In the wake of the tragedy, photographer Sebastian Collett took portraits of young people across Paris coming to terms with the impact of the assault on their city.

Lydia Mohamed, 20, and Traore Hatouma, 19

Traore Hatouma, right, said she has a friend who lost a loved one at the Stade de France, one of the attack sites. One of her professors was also there.
"He was so traumatized that he had to cancel classes for a week," she said. "This situation has really touched me. It makes me want to bring everyone together, regardless of difference of skin color, religion, etc."
Lydia Mohamed emphasized the importance of not generalizing about Muslims. "The terrorists don't represent the views of most Muslims," she said.