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The Most Powerful Pictures Following The Attack On Charlie Hebdo

At least 12 people were killed Wednesday at the offices of the satirical weekly newspaper. Around the world, people gathered to pay tribute to the victims.

Last updated on January 7, 2015, at 4:57 p.m. ET

Posted on January 7, 2015, at 1:24 p.m. ET

A man holds a placard which reads "I am Charlie" to pay tribute during a gathering at the Place de la Republique in Paris on Wednesday.
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A man holds a placard which reads "I am Charlie" to pay tribute during a gathering at the Place de la Republique in Paris on Wednesday.

A bullet's impact is seen on a window at the scene of the shooting on Wednesday.
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A bullet's impact is seen on a window at the scene of the shooting on Wednesday.

A view of the scene after gunmen attacked french satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo.
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A view of the scene after gunmen attacked french satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo.

An injured person is evacuated outside the Charlie Hebdo office.
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An injured person is evacuated outside the Charlie Hebdo office.

French far-left leader Jean-Luc Melenchon, on the right, reacts outside of the headquarters of Charlie Hebdo.
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French far-left leader Jean-Luc Melenchon, on the right, reacts outside of the headquarters of Charlie Hebdo.

Armed gunmen face police officers near the Charlie Hebdo offices.
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Armed gunmen face police officers near the Charlie Hebdo offices.

Firefighters carry a victim on a stretcher at the scene.
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Firefighters carry a victim on a stretcher at the scene.

French police officers and forensic experts examine the car used by armed gunmen who stormed the Charlie Hebdo offices.
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French police officers and forensic experts examine the car used by armed gunmen who stormed the Charlie Hebdo offices.

A police photographer works with investigators at the scene.
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A police photographer works with investigators at the scene.

A woman cries outside the newspaper's headquarters.
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A woman cries outside the newspaper's headquarters.

A video still of the gunmen attacking a person outside the newspaper offices.
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A video still of the gunmen attacking a person outside the newspaper offices.

French Justice minister Christiane Taubira stands near the Paris offices of Charlie Hebdo.
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French Justice minister Christiane Taubira stands near the Paris offices of Charlie Hebdo.

A smashed flower is on the street near the Charlie Hebdo offices.
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A smashed flower is on the street near the Charlie Hebdo offices.

People gather in front of the city hall of Rennes, western France, on Wednesday after the attack.
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People gather in front of the city hall of Rennes, western France, on Wednesday after the attack.

Flowers, candles and a placard that reads "I am Charlie" at the Place de la Republique in Paris on Wednesday.
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Flowers, candles and a placard that reads "I am Charlie" at the Place de la Republique in Paris on Wednesday.

Journalism students hold a banner reading "Journalism students : Solidarity" as they raise pens during a gathering at the Place de la Republique on Wednesday.
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Journalism students hold a banner reading "Journalism students : Solidarity" as they raise pens during a gathering at the Place de la Republique on Wednesday.

A woman holds up the satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo during a gathering at the Place de la Republique in Paris on Wednesday.
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A woman holds up the satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo during a gathering at the Place de la Republique in Paris on Wednesday.

A woman holds a candle and a pen, symbol of liberty of press, as crowds gather at the Place de la Republique in Paris on Wednesday.
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A woman holds a candle and a pen, symbol of liberty of press, as crowds gather at the Place de la Republique in Paris on Wednesday.

A woman lays a candle during a gathering at the at the Place de la Republique in Paris on Wednesday.
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A woman lays a candle during a gathering at the at the Place de la Republique in Paris on Wednesday.

A woman crying at a silent vigil in Trafalgar Square, London, England on Wednesday.
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A woman crying at a silent vigil in Trafalgar Square, London, England on Wednesday.

People take part in a rally in support of the victims during a gathering at the Place de la Republique in Paris on Wednesday.
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People take part in a rally in support of the victims during a gathering at the Place de la Republique in Paris on Wednesday.

People gather during a rally in Lyon, central-eastern France on Wednesday
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People gather during a rally in Lyon, central-eastern France on Wednesday

A mobile phone bearing a sign that reads, "I am Charlie" during a vigil at Trafalgar Square in London on Wednesday.
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A mobile phone bearing a sign that reads, "I am Charlie" during a vigil at Trafalgar Square in London on Wednesday.

A cartoon lies on the ground while people gather at a vigil in front of the French Embassy following the terrorist attack in Paris.
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A cartoon lies on the ground while people gather at a vigil in front of the French Embassy following the terrorist attack in Paris.

Albanian journalists hold pictures of French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo's cartoonists in Tirana on Wednesday.
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Albanian journalists hold pictures of French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo's cartoonists in Tirana on Wednesday.

People take part in a rally to show their solidarity for the victims of the attack by unknown gunmen on the offices of the satirical weekly, Charlie Hebdo at the Place de la Republique in Paris on Wednesday.
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People take part in a rally to show their solidarity for the victims of the attack by unknown gunmen on the offices of the satirical weekly, Charlie Hebdo at the Place de la Republique in Paris on Wednesday.

A child holds a candle during a gathering in solidarity with the victims of the terror attack on the French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo in Paris earlier today, in Tirana on Wednesday.
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A child holds a candle during a gathering in solidarity with the victims of the terror attack on the French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo in Paris earlier today, in Tirana on Wednesday.

A woman holds a placard reading "We are all Charlie" during a gathering on the Old Harbor in Marseille, France on Wednesday.
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A woman holds a placard reading "We are all Charlie" during a gathering on the Old Harbor in Marseille, France on Wednesday.

A woman holds a paper reading "Freedom of expression " during a gathering at the Place de la Republique (Republic square) in Paris, on Wednesday.
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A woman holds a paper reading "Freedom of expression " during a gathering at the Place de la Republique (Republic square) in Paris, on Wednesday.

People hold pens aloft during a vigil in Trafalgar Square for victims of the terrorist attack in Paris on Wednesday in London, United Kingdom.
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People hold pens aloft during a vigil in Trafalgar Square for victims of the terrorist attack in Paris on Wednesday in London, United Kingdom.

People light candles forming the name Charlie during a gathering in Strasbourg, eastern France, on Wednesday.
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People light candles forming the name Charlie during a gathering in Strasbourg, eastern France, on Wednesday.

A person holds a pencil up during a gathering of people showing their support for the victims of the terrorist attack at French magazine Charlie Hebdo, in front of the Embassy of France on Wednesday in Madrid, Spain.
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A person holds a pencil up during a gathering of people showing their support for the victims of the terrorist attack at French magazine Charlie Hebdo, in front of the Embassy of France on Wednesday in Madrid, Spain.

A person holds a candle in front a placard which reads "I am Charlie" at the Place de la Republique in Paris on Wednesday.
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A person holds a candle in front a placard which reads "I am Charlie" at the Place de la Republique in Paris on Wednesday.