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Charlie Hebdo attack: French march in defiance alongside world leaders

11 January 2015

2:20 PM

11 January 2015

2:20 PM

Up to 0ne million people are expected to march through the streets of Paris today, in defiance of the terrorist attacks on the city during the past week. David Cameron will join the march, alongside approximately 40 other world leaders, including French President Francois Hollande. Security has been increased around the city, with more than 5,500 police officers expected to be on guard.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel and British Prime Minister David Cameron leave the Elysee Palace before attending the Unity rally (Photo: Getty)

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel and British Prime Minister David Cameron leave the Elysee Palace before attending the Unity rally (Photo: Getty)

France's former President and leader of the right-wing UMP party Nicolas Sarkozy and Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy leave the Elysee Palace (Photo: Getty)

France’s former President and leader of the right-wing UMP party Nicolas Sarkozy and Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy leave the Elysee Palace (Photo: Getty)

Police keep a watch over Place de la Republique (Photo: Getty)

Police keep a watch over Place de la Republique (Photo: Getty)

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and  European Union President Donald Tusk

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and European Union President Donald Tusk

People march along a street in Paris (Photo: Getty)

People march along a street in Paris (Photo: Getty)

Francois Hollande welcomes David Cameron before the march (Photo: Getty)

Francois Hollande welcomes David Cameron before the march (Photo: Getty)


Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte and Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas leave the Elysee Palace (Photo: Getty)

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte and Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas leave the Elysee Palace (Photo: Getty)

A family holding placards reading 'Je suis Charlie' attend the march (Photo: Getty)

A family holding placards reading ‘Je suis Charlie’ attend the march (Photo: Getty)

French President Francois Hollande welcomes Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (Photo: Getty)

French President Francois Hollande welcomes Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (Photo: Getty)

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, bodyguard, French President Francois Hollande, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas and Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi take part in the march (Photo: Getty)

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, bodyguard, French President Francois Hollande, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas and Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi take part in the march (Photo: Getty)

President Francois Hollande is surrounded by various political leaders (Photo: Getty)

President Francois Hollande is surrounded by various political leaders (Photo: Getty)

People gather in Trafalgar Square in defiance of the attacks (Photo: Getty)

People gather in Trafalgar Square in defiance of the attacks (Photo: Getty)

Aerial view showing  political leaders attending the Unity rally (Photo: Getty)

Aerial view showing political leaders attending the Unity rally (Photo: Getty)

Aerial view of the Unity rally (Photo: Getty)

Aerial view of the Unity rally (Photo: Getty)

World leaders and dignitaries, including Taoiseach of Ireland Enda Kenny, Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy and British Prime Minister David Cameron (Photo: Getty)

World leaders and dignitaries, including Taoiseach of Ireland Enda Kenny, Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy and British Prime Minister David Cameron (Photo: Getty)

World leaders and dignitaries, including Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy, British Prime Minister David Cameron, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, French President Francois Hollande, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, Queen Rania and King Abdullah II of Jordan and President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko attend the rally (Photo: Getty)

World leaders and dignitaries, including Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy, British Prime Minister David Cameron, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, French President Francois Hollande, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, Queen Rania and King Abdullah II of Jordan and President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko attend the rally (Photo: Getty)

French far-right Front National party president Marine Le Pen is interviewed at the march (Photo: Getty)

French far-right Front National party president Marine Le Pen is interviewed at the march (Photo: Getty)

Family members of those killed take part in the march (Photo: Getty)

Family members of those killed take part in the march (Photo: Getty)

Surviving members from the Charlie Hebdo satirical magazine take part in the march (Photo: Getty)

Surviving members from the Charlie Hebdo satirical magazine take part in the march (Photo: Getty)

 


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