Photos: Paris Mourns Slain Charlie Hebdo Cartoonists

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A woman holds up the satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo during a gathering at the Place de la Republique (Republic square) in Paris.Photo: Domnique Faget/Getty Images

As day turned into night after a horrific attack on French satire magazine Charlie Hebdo left at least 12 dead, Parisians gathered on the streets holding pens and signs in support of freedom of the press. They were joined by thousands of others across France, as officials continue their search for the masked gunmen. Many also held up enlargements of the controversial magazine’s cartoons, in defiance of the terrorists. 

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A woman holds a Charlie Hebdo's front page reading 'Love stronger than hate' during a gathering in front of the city hall of Rennes, western France, on January 7, 2015.Photo: Damien Meyer/Getty Images
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People hold up pens during a gathering in front of the city hall of Rennes, western France.Photo: Damien Meyer/AFP/Getty Images
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A man holds a Charlie Hebdo's front page reading 'Muhammad overwhelmed by fundamentalists ; It's hard to be loved by fools' during a gathering in front of the city hall of Rennes, western France.Photo: Damien Meyer/Getty Images
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A man holds a placard reading 'Barbarism kills in Paris, the same way it kills in [the Syrian town of] Kobane' during a gathering at the Place de la Republique (Republic square) in Paris. Photo: DOMINIQUE FAGET
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People hold up placards reading in French, 'I am Charlie' during a gathering in Nice, southeastern France, on January 7, 2015.Photo: Patrick Hertzog/AFP/Getty Images
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A woman holds a board with drawings reading in French 'Long live to the free drawings' during a gathering in Marseille.Photo: Boris Horvat/Getty Images
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Journalism students hold a banner reading in French: 'Journalism students : Solidarity' as they raise pens during a gathering at the Place de la Republique (Republic square) in Paris.Photo: Dominique Faget/Getty Images
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People gather at the Place Royale in Nantes on January 7, 2015, to show their solidarity for the victims of the attack by unknown gunmen on the offices of the satirical weekly, Charlie Hebdo. Photo: Georges Gobet/Getty Images
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People take part in a rally to show their solidarity with the victims of the today's terrorist attack on French satyrical newspaper Charlie Hebdo at the Place de la Republique in Paris.Photo: Martin Bureau/AFP/Getty Images
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People hold up placards reading in French, 'I am Charlie' during a gathering in Nice, southeastern France, on January 7, 2015.Photo: Valery Hache/Getty Images
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Flowers and a board reading " I am Charlie", are set up during a demonstration in support for the victims of a terror shooting at the offices of Charlie Hebdo.Photo: Christophe Ena/Corbis
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Demonstrators hold candles and stickers reading " I am Charlie", during a demonstration in Paris.Photo: Christophe Ena/Corbis