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Thursday, January 8, 2015

Newspapers React To Charlie Hebdo Attack With Show Of Solidarity On Front Pages

Newspapers around the world are rallying around Charlie Hebdo, the French satirical newspaper targeted in a terror attack on Wednesday in which 12 people were killed.
In London, The Independent had a bold message for the terrorists:
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the independent
The sentiment was echoed by L'Echo, a newspaper from the Limousin region of France:
l echo
The B.Z. newspaper in Berlin covered its front and back pages with Charlie Hebdo images:

Also in Berlin, the Berliner Kurier paper had its own message of defiance:

berliner kurier
The French sports newspaper L'Équipe depicted the attack as a contest between Liberte (freedom) and Barbarie (barbarity):
l equipe
In the hours after the attack, "Je Suis Charlie" ("I Am Charlie) became a cry of solidarity, both on the streets of Paris and online, where #JeSuisCharlie was trending on Twitter. Many newspapers also used the phrase, including France's L'Independant:
l independant
And in Canada, the Toronto Sun devoted its front page to a cartoon response from artist Andy Donato:

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