The world mourns after 'Charlie Hebdo' attack

  • People hold a vigil at the Place de la Republique (Republic Square) for victims of the terrorist attack, on Jan. 8, 2015 in Paris, France.
  • Pencils are left during a vigil at the Place de la Republique (Republic Square) for victims of yesterday’s terrorist attack, on Jan. 8, 2015 in Paris, France.
  • People place placards reading “I am Charlie”, cartoons and candles in front of the Love monument as a tribute to victims in St Julian’s, outside Valletta, Jan. 8, 2015, following a shooting by gunmen at the offices of weekly satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris.
  • As a tribute for the victims of yesterday’s terrorist attack the lights of the Eiffel Tower were turned off for five minutes at 8pm local time on Jan. 8, 2015 in Paris, France.
  • A man holds a placard which read ‘I am Charlie’, during a protest to pay respect to the victims of the shooting at French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, in Amsterdam, Netherlands, on Jan. 8, 2015.
  • A member of the French GIPN intervention police forces secures a neighborhood in Corcy, northeast of Paris Jan. 8, 2015. 
  • People gather in front of the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris on Jan. 8, 2015 during a minute of silence for victims of the shooting a day earlier at the Paris offices of weekly satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo.
  • French President Francois Hollande, center, with his interior minister Bernard Cazeneuve, left, and Paris police prefect Bernard Boucault, right, stands for a minute of silence, at Paris Prefecture in Paris, on Jan. 8, 2015.
  • Armed French intervention police at the scene of a shooting in the street of Montrouge near Paris Jan. 8, 2015. A policewoman was killed in a shootout in southern Paris on Thursday, triggering searches in the area as the manhunt widened for two brothers suspected of killing 12 people at a satirical magazine.
  • Journalists hold placards which read “I am Charlie” and their press cards during a minute of silence in front of the Paris offices of weekly satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo in Paris on Jan. 8, 2015 the day after a shooting at their offices. 
  • Journalists of international press agency Agence France-Presse (AFP) gather at their headquarters in Paris as they observe a minute of silence on Jan. 8, 2015. Some held signs reading ”Je suis Charlie,” or “I am Charlie.”
  • French soldiers patrol in front of the Eiffel Tower on Jan. 8, 2015.
  • The President of the French National Assembly Claude Bartolone (center), members of parliament and staffers gather outside the assembly to observe a minute of silence on Jan. 8, 2015 in Paris, in tribute to the 12 people killed the day before in an attack by two armed gunmen on the offices of French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo in Paris.
  • A woman holding a pencil cries as she gathers in front of the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris on Jan. 8, 2015 during a minute of silence for victims of the shooting at the Paris offices of weekly satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo on Wednesday. 
  • Hassen Chalghoumi, imam of the Mosque in Drancy and president of the French Associtaion of Imam’s arrives to lay a floral tribute and pay his respects outside the offices of the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris on Jan. 8, 2015, a day after masked gunmen stormed the offices of the magazine, killing eight journalists, two police and two others.
  • People hold hands and form a circle on Jan. 8, 2015 around the Place de la Republique (Republic Square) at midday in solidarity with victims of Wednesday’s terrorist attack in Paris, France.
  • A person places flowers in front of the offices of weekly satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo in Paris on Jan. 8, 2015 the day after a shooting at their offices.

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France held a national day of mourning Thursday and a moment of silence at noon local time, a day after masked gunman stormed the Paris offices of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, killing 12 people and wounded others. Flags in France have been ordered to fly at half-staff, and Parisians gathered to pay tribute to the victims of the attack.

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