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PHOTOS: Rallies Around The World For Slain Charlie Hebdo Journalists

CREDIT: AP
CREDIT: AP

Tens of thousands gathered around the world to pay tribute to the 17 people killed in Paris last week, when a kosher grocery store was stormed, a policeman shot down, and the offices of Charlie Hebdo, a French satirical magazine attacked by gunmen.

“We have killed Charlie Hebdo,” one of the attackers shouted before ducking into a waiting getaway car.

Soon after the attack, people around around the world have rallied under the phrase, “Je suis Charlie,” or “I am Charlie,” to suggest that the attack hit more than just a few irreverent cartoonists, but cut across to a widely-held belief that the freedom of expression must must be protected, even if it’s controversial.

“No matter what a journalist or magazine has to say, even if it is not what the majority of people think, they still have the right to say it without feeling in danger, which is the case today,” Alice Blanc, a student who is originally from Paris told the ABC News while at protest in London.

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In Paris on Sunday, French leaders walked arm and arm heads-of-state from around the world to join an estimated 1.6 million who took to the city’s streets.

They converged, along with thousands of others, on Paris’ iconic Place de la Republique.

Smaller scale demonstrations and vigils were held around the world from Kathmandu to Buenos Aires. Take a look:

On Friday, a Nepalese cartoonist drew during a vigil by journalists in solidarity with victims of the attack on the French satirical paper Charlie Hebdo, in Kathmandu, Nepal. CREDIT: AP
On Friday, a Nepalese cartoonist drew during a vigil by journalists in solidarity with victims of the attack on the French satirical paper Charlie Hebdo, in Kathmandu, Nepal. CREDIT: AP
A Lebanese journalist held up her pen and a placard that reads, “I am Charlie,” as she gathered with other foreign journalists, activists and intellectuals at a sit-in in downtown Beirut, Lebanon on Sunday. CREDIT: AP
A Lebanese journalist held up her pen and a placard that reads, “I am Charlie,” as she gathered with other foreign journalists, activists and intellectuals at a sit-in in downtown Beirut, Lebanon on Sunday. CREDIT: AP
Mourners held signs depicting victim’s eyes during a rally in support of Charlie Hebdo, a French satirical weekly magazine, in New York City’s Union Square in New York on Thursday. CREDIT: AP
Mourners held signs depicting victim’s eyes during a rally in support of Charlie Hebdo, a French satirical weekly magazine, in New York City’s Union Square in New York on Thursday. CREDIT: AP
An Egyptian journalist held a sign that read “I am Charlie,” and raised a pen in a show of solidarity with the victims of Wednesday’s attack in Paris on the Charlie Hebdo newspaper, at the Press Syndicate in Cairo, Egypt on Sunday. CREDIT: AP
An Egyptian journalist held a sign that read “I am Charlie,” and raised a pen in a show of solidarity with the victims of Wednesday’s attack in Paris on the Charlie Hebdo newspaper, at the Press Syndicate in Cairo, Egypt on Sunday. CREDIT: AP
The facade of the National Gallery in London was lit in the colors of the French flag during a gathering for the victims of the recent terrorist attacks in France on Sunday. CREDIT: AP
The facade of the National Gallery in London was lit in the colors of the French flag during a gathering for the victims of the recent terrorist attacks in France on Sunday. CREDIT: AP
At the Press Club in Bangalore, India on Friday, Indian journalists held placards showing solidarity with those killed in an attack at the Paris offices of the weekly newspaper Charlie Hebdo. CREDIT: AP
At the Press Club in Bangalore, India on Friday, Indian journalists held placards showing solidarity with those killed in an attack at the Paris offices of the weekly newspaper Charlie Hebdo. CREDIT: AP
Washington Wizards’ center, Kevin Seraphin, from France, wore a “Je Suis Charlie” T-shirt during warmups for an game against the Chicago Bulls on Friday in Washington. “Je Suis Charlie” —t-shirt solidarity with Charlie Hebdo, a Paris weekly newspaper. Seraphin was born in French Guiana and has represented France in international competitions. CREDIT: AP
Washington Wizards’ center, Kevin Seraphin, from France, wore a “Je Suis Charlie” T-shirt during warmups for an game against the Chicago Bulls on Friday in Washington. “Je Suis Charlie” —t-shirt solidarity with Charlie Hebdo, a Paris weekly newspaper. Seraphin was born in French Guiana and has represented France in international competitions. CREDIT: AP
A woman held a pencil and a poster that read in French “I am Charlie” during a rally in support of Charlie Hebdo, in front of the Leaning Tower of Pisa in Italy on Sunday. CREDIT: AP
A woman held a pencil and a poster that read in French “I am Charlie” during a rally in support of Charlie Hebdo, in front of the Leaning Tower of Pisa in Italy on Sunday. CREDIT: AP
On Thursday, demonstrators in Niteroi, Brazil made a cross with pencils, while others held signs that read in French “Rio is Charlie,” during a rally in solidarity with those killed in an attack at the Paris offices of the weekly newspaper Charlie Hebdo. CREDIT: AP
On Thursday, demonstrators in Niteroi, Brazil made a cross with pencils, while others held signs that read in French “Rio is Charlie,” during a rally in solidarity with those killed in an attack at the Paris offices of the weekly newspaper Charlie Hebdo. CREDIT: AP
Egyptians held candles in downtown Cairo in a vigil for the victims of Wednesday’s attack on Charlie Hebdo weekly newspaper in Cairo, Egypt on Friday. CREDIT: AP
Egyptians held candles in downtown Cairo in a vigil for the victims of Wednesday’s attack on Charlie Hebdo weekly newspaper in Cairo, Egypt on Friday. CREDIT: AP
A protester held up a cell phone showing a picture of a crying eye painted with the colors of France’s flag at a demonstration in solidarity with the victims of recent attacks in France, outside of the French Embassy in Buenos Aires, Argentina on Sunday. CREDIT: AP
A protester held up a cell phone showing a picture of a crying eye painted with the colors of France’s flag at a demonstration in solidarity with the victims of recent attacks in France, outside of the French Embassy in Buenos Aires, Argentina on Sunday. CREDIT: AP
Palestinians wave Palestinian and French flags during a gathering in front of the Hebron-France Association for Cultural Exchange in the West Bank city of Hebron on Saturday. CREDIT: AP
Palestinians wave Palestinian and French flags during a gathering in front of the Hebron-France Association for Cultural Exchange in the West Bank city of Hebron on Saturday. CREDIT: AP
The words “I am Charlie” were spelled out with candles at a gathering in solidarity with those killed in an attack at the Paris offices of the weekly newspaper Charlie Hebdo on Wednesday, outside of the the French Consulate in San Francisco. CREDIT: AP
The words “I am Charlie” were spelled out with candles at a gathering in solidarity with those killed in an attack at the Paris offices of the weekly newspaper Charlie Hebdo on Wednesday, outside of the the French Consulate in San Francisco. CREDIT: AP