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Senior Journalists and Editors of all Newspapers holding placards during a sit-in Protest against the state government for banning media including all newspapers,at Lal Chowk in Srinagar.

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A newspaper shows faces of two iconic figures, Sachin Tendulkar, left, and Lata Mangeshkar, right, that are seen superimposed on comedian Tanmay Bhat's face, taken from a video he posted mocking them, in Mumbai,Maharashtra.

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Bangladeshi people gather outside a building where two people were found stabbed to death in Dhaka.

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Bangladeshi policemen try to control the crowd of onlookers at a building where two people were found stabbed to death in Dhaka.

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Bangladeshi policemen arrive at a building where two people were found stabbed to death in Dhaka. Police in Bangladesh say unidentified assailants have stabbed two men to death, including a gay rights activist who also worked for the U.S. Agency for International Development.

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JNUSU President Kanhaiya Kumar being hugged by students after reaching the JNU campus upon his release on bail, in New Delhi.

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JNUSU President Kanhaiya Kumar addresses students after reaching the JNU campus upon his release on bail, in New Delhi.

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Jawaharlal Nehru University students celebrate after Delhi High Court granted bail to JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar at Parliament Street in New Delhi.

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Jawaharlal Nehru University students celebrate after Delhi High Court granted bail to JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar at Parliament Street in New Delhi.

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Jawaharlal Nehru University students celebrate after Delhi High Court granted bail to JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar at the JNU campus in New Delhi.

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Artist from Sangwari Theater Group performs at JNU campus in New Delhi.

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CPI activists during a torch parade demanding the release of JNU student Kanhaiya Kumar arrested over alleged sedition, at Chikmagalurin Karnataka.

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Students, teachers and others listen to a teacher during a protest against the arrest of a student union leader Kanhaiya Kumar of New Delhi's Jawaharlal Nehru University, in Bangalore.

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Students, teachers and supporters of left parties protest against the arrest of Kanhaiya Kumar from Jawaharlal Nehru University outside Jadavpur University campus in Kolkata.

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A member of National Students Union of India is detained by police during a protest by them in support of student leader Kanhaiya Kumar, in New Delhi.

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Bajrang Dal activists staging a protest against alleged anti-national activities at JNU at Azad Maidan in Mumbai.

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Members of ABVP staging a protest against recent incident of alleged anti-national activist at JNU, near Raj Bhawan in Ranchi.

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A lawyer shouts slogans at Patiala House Courts where JNUSU President Kanhaiya Kumar was being produced in New Delhi.

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JNUSU President Kanhaiya Kumar, arrested on charges of sedition, being produced at Patiala House Courts in New Delhi.

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Members of ABVP staging a protest march against recent incident of alleged anti-national activist at the JNU, near Raj Bhawan in Ranchi.

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Writers and activists stage a silent protest outside SNA in Oct ’15

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WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange holds a U.N. report as he speaks on the balcony of the Ecuadorean Embassy in London. A U.N. human rights panel says WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who has been squirreled away inside the Ecuadorean Embassy in London to avoid questioning by Swedish authorities about sexual misconduct allegations, has been "arbitrarily detained" by Britain and Sweden since December 2010. The U.N. Working Group on Arbitrary Detention said his detention should end and he should be entitled to compensation.

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WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is seen on a screen as he addresses the media from the London embassy of Ecuador where he has been holed up for some 3½ years to avoid extradition to Sweden for questioning about alleged sexual offenses. A U.N. human rights panel says Assange has been "arbitrarily detained" by Britain and Sweden since December 2010. The U.N. Working Group on Arbitrary Detention said his detention should end and he should be entitled to compensation.

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Turkish journalists gathered to protest against the jailing of opposition Cumhuriyet newspaper's editor-in-chief Can Dundar and Ankara representative Erdem Gul, in Istanbul. The journalists accused the government of silencing critics and attempting to cover-up a scandal after Dundar and Gul were jailed on terror and espionage charges for their reports on alleged Turkish arms smuggling to Syria.

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Death Of Dissent Activists in Delhi protesting Kalburgi’s murder

Sanjay Rawat

Five newspapers in Nagaland were published with their editorial spaces blank to protest what they termed an effort by the Assam Rifles to suppress freedom of the media in the state.

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Drink Not A grab from the video of Kovan’s ‘Oorukku ooru sarayam...

Lone and loud Kazakh poet Aron Atabek

The ink-smeared visage of Kulkarni

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No thanks Six young writers return their awards to Kannada Sahitya Parishad

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Kashmiri protesters shout freedom slogans amid tear gas smoke during a protest in Srinagar. Police fired teargas and rubber bullets to disperse hundreds of Kashmiris who gathered after Friday afternoon prayers to protest against the arrest of separatist leaders and civilians. They were also protesting against what they said were attempts by the coalition government of the Bharatiya Janata Party and the regional Peoples Democratic Party to divide residents on the basis of religion and choking political space in the restive state.

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A man comforts the relative of a Pakistani journalist Aftab Alam, who was killed by unknown gunmen, at a local hospital in Karachi, Pakistan.

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A photographer takes pictures of the damaged car of Pakistani journalist, Aftab Alam, who was killed by unknown gunmen, at the incident site in Karachi, Pakistan. Police in Pakistan say gunmen have shot dead two journalists in separate attacks in the country's violent port city of Karachi in the last 24 hours.

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Canadian Al-Jazeera English journalist Mohammed Fahmy, right, hugs his wife Marwa before he gets inside the court cage to hear his verdict in a courtroom in Tora prison in Cairo, Egypt. An Egyptian court sentenced three Al-Jazeera English journalists to three years in prison, the last twist in a long-running trial criticized worldwide by press freedom advocates and human rights activists.

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Canadian Al-Jazeera English journalist Mohammed Fahmy, left, talks to lawyer representing him Amal Clooney before his verdict in a courtroom in Tora prison in Cairo, Egypt.

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ILE - In this March 31, 2014 file photo, Al-Jazeera English producer Baher Mohamed, left, Canadian-Egyptian acting Cairo bureau chief Mohammed Fahmy, center, and correspondent Peter Greste, right, appear in court along with several other defendants during their trial on terror charges, in Cairo. An Egyptian court sentenced the three Al-Jazeera English journalists to three years in prison.

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Marwa Fahmy wife of Canadian Al-Jazeera English journalist Mohammed Fahmy, bursts into tears, as she is watched by human rights lawyer Amal Clooney, after the verdict in a courtroom in Tora prison in Cairo. An Egyptian court sentenced three Al-Jazeera English journalists to three years in prison, the last twist in a long-running trial criticized worldwide by press freedom advocates and human rights activists.

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Canadian Al-Jazeera English journalist Mohammed Fahmy, listens to his verdict in a soundproof glass cage inside a makeshift courtroom in Tora prison in Cairo, Egypt. An Egyptian court sentenced three Al-Jazeera English journalists, including Fahmy, to three years in prison, the last twist in a long-running trial criticized worldwide by press freedom advocates and human rights activists.

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Bangladesh Activist and Ganajagaran Mancha forms protest and a human-chain at Dhaka’s Shahbagh in protest against the murder of blogger Ananta Bijoy Das near another blogger Avijit murder place, in Dhaka.

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NSUI students protesting near the National Media Centre where Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani was attending a programme, in New Delhi.

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Police detain Democratic Youth Federation of India (DYFI) activists during a protest against HRD Minister Smriti Irani and IIT- Madras outside of IIT-Madras in Chennai.

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Police detain activists of National Students' Union of India (NSUI) during a protest outside the residence of HRD Minister Smriti Irani in New Delhi over the ban on an IIT-Madras students group for allegedly criticising PM Narendra Modi.

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Police detain activists of National Students' Union of India (NSUI) during a protest outside the residence of HRD Minister Smriti Irani in New Delhi over the ban on an IIT-Madras students group for allegedly criticising PM Narendra Modi.

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Police detain National Students' Union of India (NSUI) activists during a protest outside the residence of HRD Minister Smriti Irani in New Delhi over the ban on an IIT-Madras students group for allegedly criticising PM Narendra Modi.

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Costly speech Rafida Ahmed, wife of slain blogger Avijit Roy, in a Dhaka hospital

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A secular blogger has been hacked to death in north-east Bangladesh, the third such deadly attack this year. Police said Ananta Bijoy Das was murdered as he headed to work at a bank in the city of Sylhet, an attack that fellow writers said highlighted a culture of impunity.

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People are sequestered by members of the Garland Police Department inside the Curtis Culwell Center in Garland, Texas, USA. A contest for cartoons depictions of the Prophet Muhammad in the Dallas suburb is on lockdown Sunday after authorities reported a shooting outside the building.

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Flowers are placed at the memorial dedicated to Associated Press Television News producer Kerem Lawton, on World Press Freedom Day, in Vitina, Kosovo.

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A Bangladeshi policeman escorts Jikrullah, left and Ariful Islam, two among three suspected of the killing of a blogger as they are presented before the media in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Blogger Washiqur Rahman Babu, 26, was hacked to death by three men in Bangladesh's capital. The killing took place a month after a prominent Bangladeshi-American blogger known for speaking out against religious extremism was hacked to death in Dhaka.

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Family of Vicci Khan celebrate the decision of the Supreme Court to quash Section 66A of the IT Act, in Bareily. Vicci Khan was recently arrested for posting comments on a social networking site.

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Members of Bangladesh’s Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) forces in Dhaka escort Farabi Shafiur Rahman (center), a suspect in the murder of an American blogger Avijit Roy who wrote against religious extremism.

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People during a protest against the brutal killing of Bangladeshi- American blogger Avijit Roy in Bangladesh, in Kolkata.

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People carry Russian flags during a march in memory of opposition leader Boris Nemtsov who was gunned down near the Kremlin, Russia.

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Russian police investigate the the body of Boris Nemtsov, a former Russian deputy prime minister and opposition leader who was shot dead at Red Square with St. Basil Cathedral in the background in Moscow, Russia.

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A woman lays flowers at the place where Boris Nemtsov, a charismatic Russian opposition leader and sharp critic of President Vladimir Putin, was gunned down, at Red Square in Moscow, Russia.

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Bangladeshi students and social activists protest against the killing of Avijit Roy, in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Roy, a prominent Bangladeshi-American blogger, known for speaking out against religious fundamentalism was hacked to death by some unidentified people in the capital as he walked with his wife.

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Danish police officers stand outside a synagogue where a gunman opened fire in Copenhagen, Denmark.

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Members of Muslim Community protest against the satirical content of the French magazine Charlie Hebdo at Jantar Mantar, in New Delhi.

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A policeman fires teargas shells to disperse protesters during a clash following a protest against the publication of the blasphemous sketches of the Prophet Muhammad (SAW) in a French magazine, at Nowhatta in Srinagar.

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A man beats the burning effigy representing the French magazine Charlie Hebdo during a protest, in Srinagar.

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Supporters of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf ,or Pakistan Movement for Justice, political party burn an effigy with the picture of French President Francois Hollande during a demonstration against caricatures published in the French magazine Charlie Hebdo, in Karachi, Pakistan.

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Yemenis chant slogans during a protest against caricatures published in French magazine Charlie Hebdo in front of the French Embassy in Sanaa, Yemen.

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Supporters of a Pakistani religious group 'Fidaiyan-e-Khetm-e-Nebuwwat' stand on the representations of American, French and Israeli flags and chant slogans during a demonstration to protest against caricatures published in French magazine Charlie Hebdo, in Karachi, Pakistan.

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Pakistani protesters burn a representation of a French flag during a protest against French magazine Charlie Hebdo in Peshawar, Pakistan.

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Activists of Majlis Bachao Tahreek burn an effigy of the French magazine Charlie Hebdo during a protest in Hyderabad.

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DSGMC supporters at a protest against the film Messenger of God in New Delhi.

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People rally to protest against caricatures published in French magazine Charlie Hebdo, in Peshawar, Pakistan.

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Pallbearers carry the casket of Stephane Charbonnier also known as Charb, the publishing director of Charlie Hebdo, in Pontoise, outside Paris, France.

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Pallbearers carry the casket of Charlie Hebdo cartoonist Bernard Verlhac, known as Tignous, decorated by friends and colleagues of the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo, at the city hall of Montreuil, on the outskirts of Paris.

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Charlie Hebdo newspaper staff, with editorialist Patrick Pelloux, right, cartoonist Renald Luzier, known as Luz, left, during a march in Paris, France.

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A woman holds up a placard as she joins other foreign journalists, activists and intellectuals, during a sit-in to show their solidarity with the victims of the attack in Paris on the Charlie Hebdo newspaper, in downtown Beirut, Lebanon.

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Photos of the four victims killed in the attack on the kosher supermarket in Paris, during a rally in Tel Aviv, Israel.

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At the protest against the two terrorist attacks in Paris, one at the office of weekly newspaper Charlie Hebdo and another at a kosher market, front of the Brandenburg Gate near the French embassy in Berlin. The word on the tape translates to "Freedom".

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A protest against the terrorist attacks in Paris, in Kolkata.

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Protestors wave French flags at Republique square in Paris.

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Crowds gather at Republique square in Paris, France, and world leaders converge for a rally of defiance and sorrow to honor the 17 victims of three days of bloodshed that left France on alert for more violence.

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Egyptian journalists hold pens in a show of solidarity with the victims of the Charlie Hebdo newspaper attack, at the Press Syndicate in Cairo.

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Placards reading "Je suis Charlie" (I Am Charlie) during a memorial gathering outside French Embassy in Prague, Czech Republic.

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Police officers storm a kosher grocery to end a hostage situation in this image made from TV in Paris. Three terrorists who seized hostages at separate locations and ignited fear across Paris were killed along with three of their hostages as the gunmen clashed with thousands of French security forces.

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A helicopter flies over a building, where the suspects of a shooting at a Paris newspaper office were holed up, after security forces stormed it in Dammartin-en-Goele, France.

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A police officer takes shelter behind a gendarme car in Dammartin-en-Goele, northeast of Paris, where the two brothers suspected in a deadly terror attack were cornered.

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Journalists light candles for people who were killed in Paris attack, at Press Club of India in New Delhi.

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Armed security forces fly overhead in a military helicopter in Dammartin-en-Goele, northeast of Paris. French security forces swarmed this small industrial town northeast of Paris in an operation to capture a pair of heavily armed suspects in the deadly storming of a satirical newspaper.

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French President Francois Hollande, right, is escorted by police officers and aides as he leaves the Elysee Palace to walk to the nearby Interior Ministry, for a meeting with Prefects and interior minister Bernard Cazeneuve, in Paris. Investigators are scrutinising the recent past of two brothers with al-Qaida sympathies, as a manhunt for the suspects in the newsroom massacre at a satirical French weekly enters its third day.

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Workers install a giant banner reading “I am Charlie” for victims of the shooting at the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo, on the Cannes Festival Palace, in Cannes, southeastern France.

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Demonstrators hold a banner reading " I am Charlie", during a demonstration at the Old Port of Marseille, southern France, Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015

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French Ambassador to the United States Gerard Araud, left, looks on as President Barack Obama signs a condolences book during a visit to the French Embassy, in Washington.

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French soldiers patrols at the Gare du Nord railway station, in Paris, France.

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A woman lights a candle on a makeshift alter including signs that read in French "I am Charlie" during a vigil in solidarity with those killed in an attack at the Paris offices of the weekly newspaper Charlie Hebdo, outside France's embassy in Mexico City.

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A pen rests next to a message written by President Barack Obama in a condolences book during a visit to the French Embassy in Washington.

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SWAT police officer patrol in the village of Longpont, north east of Paris, hunting down the two heavily armed brothers suspected in the massacre at Charlie Hebdo newspaper. Scattered gunfire and explosions shook France as its frightened yet defiant citizens held a day of mourning for 12 people slain at a Paris newspaper.

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A woman holding a pen shows her arm covered with the words in French "I am Charlie" at a gathering in solidarity with those killed in an attack at the Paris offices of the weekly newspaper Charlie Hebdo, in a plaza in Rio de Janeiro.

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Flowers and candles to commemorate the victims killed in Paris attack are displayed at the French Embassy in Barcelona, Spain.

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Thousands of people gather for a moment of silence to pay their respects to the victims of the deadly attack at the Paris offices of French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo, in Lyon, central France.

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People gather in solidarity with the victims of the terror attack on satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo, in Paris.

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Fresh shootouts in France: Hooded police officers stand at the scene after a shooting in Montrouge, outside Paris. Two people were shot and gravely wounded at the southern edge of Paris, including a police officer, raising tensions a day after masked gunmen stormed the offices of a satirical newspaper and killed 12 people.

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Photo provided by The Paris Police Prefecture shows the two suspects in the newspaper attack along with a plea for witnesses. Police hunted for two heavily armed men, one with possible links to al-Qaida, in the methodical killing of 12 people at a satirical newspaper that caricatured the Prophet Muhammed. France began a day of national mourning for what its president called "an act of exceptional barbarism.

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