Celine Dion's Tribute to Paris: Metro Ticket in Her Pocket During AMAs Performance

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Celine Dion performs onstage during the 2015 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on November 22, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.  

Celine Dion's tribute to Paris during Sunday night's American Music Awards came with a token, of sorts.

The Canadian singer was carrying a ticket for the Paris Metro in her pocket while performing the Edith Piaf classic "Hymne a L'Amour," Dion told photographer Kevin Mazur as he photographed her with singer Ariana Grande

The Metro is the city's subway system and a common mode of transportation for Paris' 10.5 million residents. 

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As a tribute to the many lives lost -- and countless lives affected -- by the recent Paris attacks, Dion gave the decades-old song new life with her powerhouse vocals while a montage of Paris landmarks and makeshift memorials outside Le Bataclan appeared on the screen behind her. 

See the photo below.

 

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