German President Joachim Gauck and Chancellor Angela Merkel are among officials attending the vigil in Berlin. 13 Jan 2015
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Berlin vigil: German leaders join Muslim community rally

Thousands of Germans have taken part in a vigil in Berlin organised by Muslim groups to promote tolerance and religious freedom in the country.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and President Joachim Gauck attended the event, which aimed to show solidarity with the victims of the Paris attacks.

They are also responding to the recent "anti-Islamisation" rallies staged by the Pegida organisation across Germany.

Jenny Hill reports from Berlin.

  • 14 Jan 2015
  • From the section Europe
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