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Charlie Hebdo: Paris rally after France attacks

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Image caption Millions of people gathered in Paris to take part in a rally in after 17 people were killed during three days of terror in the French capital
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Image caption The march was split into two routes, with both beginning at Place de la Republique and finishing at Place de la Nation
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Image caption Some 40 world leaders also took part in the march, with Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita linking arms with the French President Francois Hollande
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Image caption Among those attending the Paris rally were Charlie Hebdo staff
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Image caption Many demonstrators held pencils aloft as a tribute to Charlie Hebdo and to show their respect for freedom of speech
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Image caption The "Je suis Charlie" (I am Charlie) was also seen on banners, placards, or in this case - written on a hand
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Image caption Some held aloft the image of the eyes of murdered Charlie Hebdo editor Stephane Charbonnier
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Image caption French President Francois Hollande spoke personally to caricaturist Luz during the course of the march
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Image caption Also attending were relatives of Kosher supermarket shooting victim Michel Saada
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Image caption The street gatherings were the largest in Paris since the the liberation of Paris from Nazi Germany in 1944, some commentators said
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Image caption About 2,000 police officers and 1,350 soldiers were deployed to oversee the rally, in a strong show of force
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Image caption Gatherings also took place in many other French towns and cities, including this one in Reims
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Image caption People in Beaucaire, southern France, held signs reading "Tribute to all the victims of Islamist terrorism"
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Image caption In Paris, hundreds of thousands of people continued the slow march to the Place de la Nation as darkness fell
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Image caption The march ended at the Place de la Nation, where thousands gathered after what had been a huge show of unity from the people of Paris

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