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Two years on, Charlie Hebdo remembers victims

Thursday, January 05, 2017 - 01:07

Two years on, staff from Charlie Hebdo joined French politicians for a ceremony in Paris on Thursday to remember the victims of the attacks on the satirical newspaper. Rosanna Philpott reports.

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Cartoonists, family members and French politicians, all gathering outside in Paris at Charlie Hebdo's former offices to remember those who died here two years ago when a pair of Islamist gunmen opened fire during an editorial meeting. Wreaths and a minute's silence for the 12 victims, many of them the newspaper's staff. A second vigil on the street nearby, the spot where policeman Ahmed Merabet was killed as the attackers fled. Elsewhere in Paris, a Kosher supermarket is the scene of a separate ceremony. It was here that another gunman took hostages two days after the Charlie Hebdo attack, leaving four dead. The events marked the beginning of a bloody two years in France, followed by further attacks in Paris and in Nice. To mark the anniversary, Charlie Hebdo releasing a special issue. On the front cover, a message suggesting that a reign of terror may have come to an end, reading "2017: at last, the end of the tunnel".

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Two years on, Charlie Hebdo remembers victims

Thursday, January 05, 2017 - 01:07