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700,000 People March Across France To Remember Terror Victims

Vigils have also been held across Europe and around the world.

Posted on January 10, 2015, at 12:49 p.m. ET

Around 700,000 people took to the streets of France on Saturday to remember the victims of three-days of Islamist terror attacks, Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve told reporters.

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Several thousand people turned out for this march in the western city of Nantes to remember the 17 victims who died in the attacks on the Charlie Hebdo offices, a kosher supermarket, and a lone policewoman.

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In the southeastern city of Nice, the famed Promenade des Anglais was filled with tens of thousands of people taking part in a silent procession.

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Many waved French flags amid the sea of people.

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The French interior minister also said thousands of extra police and soldiers would be on duty on Sunday for a march in Paris expected to draw several hundred thousand people, Agence France Presse reported.

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In nearby Marseille, thousands descended on the city's waterfront to honor those killed in the three attacks.

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Demonstrators in Marseille held a sign reading "For democracy, for equality, for freedoms. Let us fight all fascism!"

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In the Drancy neighborhood of Paris, the local Imam joined a Rabbi to observe a minute's silence at a makeshift memorial outside the kosher deli where four hostagaes were killed Friday.

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People also rallied in the northwestern city of Caen, holding up pencils to remember the victims of the Charlie Hebdo newspaper attack.

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People also held signs reading "Je Suis Charlie" and "Let ink flow, not blood" during a march in the central city of Limoges.

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Demonstrations and vigils have also been held across Europe, with a "Je Suis Charlie" banner hanging from the famed Rialto Bridge in the Italian city of Venice.

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In the Czech Republic, a young boy kneeled at a memorial outside the French Embassy in Prague to pay his respects.

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While in the United Kingdom, people held placards and pencils in the southwest city of Bristol.

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People also lit remembrance candles in Tel Aviv, Israel.

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While in South Africa, Johannesburg residents showed their solidarity with the victims, singing the French national anthem and observing a minute of silence.

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In eastern France, ski competitors at the FIS Nordic Combined World Cup leaped over a message that read "Je Suis Charlie."

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While second placed Alexis Pinturault held up a sign reading "Je Skie Charlie" to remember his compatriots.

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Back in the French city of Nice, players observed a minute of silence before a soccer match, while people in the crowd held a large banner reading, "We are Charlie."

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Before the match between teams from Nice and Lorient, players warmed up in shirts expressing their solidarity with the victims.

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Meanwhile in eastern Germany, thousands gathered in Dresden to support "global awareness, humanity, and dialogue" in opposition to the anti-Islamic Pegida movement.

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It's expected the Pegida movement will gain strength in Germany following the deadly French attacks.

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