A Strasbourg memorial for Charlie Hebdo

Persons hold placards which read "I am Charlie" to pay tribute during a gathering in Strasbourg January 7, 2015, following a shooting by gunmen at the offices of weekly satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris. Gunmen stormed the Paris offices of the weekly satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, renowned for lampooning radical Islam, killing at least 12 people, including two police officers in the worst militant attack on French soil in recent decades.

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Many people around France, Europe and even across the world viewed the terrorist attack on Charlie Hebdo's offices as an attack on free expression.

With pens, placards and candles, they came to dozens of remembrances, honoring the lives lost in the attack and the work done for years by the satirical magazine. French newspaper Le Monde has put together a map of the dozens of memorials planned around the world.

A person holds a placard which reads "Charb died free" to pay tribute during a gathering at the Place de la Republique in Paris January 7, 2015, following a shooting by gunmen at the offices of weekly satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo. The French President headed to the scene of the attack and the government said it was raising France's security level to the highest notch.

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People gather to mourn for the victims in front of the Brandenburg Gate (C, background) near the French embassy at Pariser Platz in Berlin January 7, 2015. A police union official said the assailants remained free and there were fears of further attacks.

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A person holds a candle and a rose flower to pay tribute during a gathering at the Place de la Republique in Paris January 7, 2015.

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A man holds a placard which reads "I am Charlie", to pay tribute to the victims of a shooting by gunmen at the offices of weekly satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris, in front of the French embassy in Rome January 7, 2015. 

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People hold candles for victims of a terror attack against Charlie Hebdo, a French satirical newspaper, Paris, Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015.

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A placard that reads "I am Charlie" is pictured as people gather to pay tribute to the victims of a shooting by gunmen at the offices of weekly satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris, in front of the European Parliament in Brussels January 7, 2015.

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People wearing stickers which read "I am Charlie" hold candles to pay tribute during a gathering at the Place de la Republique in Paris January 7, 2015, following a shooting by gunmen at the offices of weekly satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo.

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New recruits for the NYPD take a moment of silence for those killed and injured in the militant attack in France during a swearing-in ceremony for new recruits at Queens College in New York January 7, 2015. 

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A woman holds a candle to pay tribute during a gathering at the Place Royal in Nantes January 7, 2015, following a shooting by gunmen at the offices of weekly satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo. 

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A woman cries during a vigil to pay tribute to the victims of the Charlie Hebdo shooting at Trafalgar Square in London January 7, 2015.

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