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PICS: France remembers terror attack victims

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09:36 CET+01:00
Thousands gathered in Paris at the Place de la Republique on Sunday to mark a year since a million and a half citizens marched in unity following jihadist attacks on satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo and a Jewish supermarket.
People attending the event in the Place de la Republique were searched by armed police before standing around a simple stage and a monument covered in the red, white and blue French flag.
 
President Francois Hollande unveiled a plaque next to an oak tree planted in the square in memory of the victims of the jihadist outrages that rocked France in 2015, beginning with the shootings at Charlie Hebdo.
 
Veteran rocker Johnny Hallyday performed a short song and the army's choir gave a rousing rendition of the Marseillaise.

French President Francois Hollande speaks with French singer Johnny Hallyday as Prime Minister Manuel Valls kisses Hallyday's wife Laeticia in the background.


The mayor, the president, and the prime minister unveil a memorial plaque. 

The plaque is dedicated to the victims of the terror attacks in both January and November. 

The families of the victims and survivors at the rally. 

The statue of the Republique on the Place de la Republique in Paris.

A man walks past a painting of the motto of the city of Paris "Tossed but not sunk" (in Latin Fluctuat Nec Mergitur)

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People gather around a "remembrance tree", an oak planted at the west end of the Place de la Republique square in honour of the attack victims.

All photos: AFP

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