Sunday, 11 January 2015

Photos: Heads of state surround Francois Hollande at #ParisMarch

More than one million people gathered in Paris today to stage a defiant march alongside world leaders in a moving tribute to the 17 terror victims. 
British Prime Minister David Cameron, US Attorney General Eric Holder and French President Francois Hollande were among the leaders taking part.
The politicians stood arm in arm to lead the march, which was preceded by a declaration from Mr Hollande that 'today, Paris is the capital of the world'.
Giant letters attached to a statue in the Place de la République spelt out the word ‘Pourquoi?’ (‘Why?’) and small groups sang the national anthem.
Other noted world leaders in the city included German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko and Italian PM Matteo Renzi. 
Front line: Mr Hollande is surrounded by head of states including (first row, from left) European Commission President European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Mali's President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Italy's Prime Minister Matteo Renzi as they attend the solidarity march
Thousands of people began filled France's Place de la République as world leaders converged on Paris in a rally of defiance and sorrow today
March: Front row from left, British Prime Minister David Cameron, Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo, Mr Juncker, Mr Netanyahu, Mr Keita, Mr Hollande, Mrs Merkel, Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk, Mr Abbas and Mr Renzi, and other dignitaries, heads of government and heads of state
Decent view: People watch from their roof-top apartment as some thousands of people gather at the Place de la République
Joining together: British Prime Minister David Cameron (left) met French President Francois Hollande (right) today at the Elysee Palace, Paris
Packed Free public transport was arranged to allow hundreds of thousands of mourners to flood into the city to join the march
French President Francois Hollande (centre) welcomes the Interior Ministers Jorge Fernandez Diaz of Spain (second left), Bernard Cazeneuve of France (third left), US Attorney General Eric Holder (fourth left), British Home Secretary Teresa May (second) and European Commissioner for Migration and Home Affairs Dimitris Avramopoulos (R) at the Elysee Palace before they participate in a march to honor the victims of the terrorist attacks and to show unity, in Paris, France, 11 January 2014. Three days of terror that ended on 10 January saw 17 people killed in attacks that began with gunmen invading French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo and continued with the shooting of a policewoman and the siege of a Jewish supermarket.  EPA/YOAN VALAT
A series of huge cards showing the glasses and eyes of Charlie Hebdo editor Stephane Charbonnier was also seen
French President Francois Hollande embraces German Chancellor Angela MerkelFrench President Francois Hollande (R) welcomes Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel as she arrives at the Elysee Palace before the solidarity march

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