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He was the pioneering former chief executive of technology giant Apple, and his work influenced millions.
Now as news of Steve Jobs' death spreads across the world, tributes pour in from fans of the company he co-founded and the pioneering products he helped create.
At an Apple store in the French capital, Parisians paid their respect to Jobs, hailing his influence and leaving flowers.
In Russia, one Apple fan described the loss of Jobs as a tragedy. "It's
a big tragedy for all Apple fans. He was a respected figure. It's sad."
In Munich, Germany, a solitary candle was left outside an Apple store, in tribute to the 56 year old.
Here one resident said that despite the loss, the company's success
would continue. "It's business and they are just going to continue. The
company is safe, the people have the knowledge at their hands. I think
the death of a single person can maybe set free some ideas, but not
break down a company. If he has done his job right, then it is going to
Father of four Jobs had quit his position in August in order to deal with his illness.
Jobs died on Wednesday after a years-long battle with pancreatic cancer.