January 7, 2015 1:34 pm
Updated: January 7, 2015 4:11 pm

IN PHOTOS: ‘The pen is mightier than the sword’

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The British author Edward Bulwer-Lytton famously wrote “The pen is mightier than the sword” in his play Richelieu; Or the Conspiracy, a quote movingly reflected in images of journalists around the world holding up their pens in solidarity with those killed and injured by masked gunmen in the offices of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris.

A man raises a pen during a rally in support of the victims of today’s terrorist attack on French satyrical newspaper Charlie Hebdo at the Place de la Republique in Paris, on January 7, 2015.

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Journalists raise their press cards as others hold up pens during a gathering at the Place de la Republique (Republic square) in Paris, on January 7, 2015.

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A woman holds up a phone with a sign on the screen reading ‘I am Charlie’ in French and a pen as she takes part in a vigil of people, including many who were French, to show solidarity with those killed in an attack at the Paris offices of weekly newspaper Charlie Hebdo, in Trafalgar Square, London, Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015.

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People hold pens in Marseille, southern France, on January 7, 2015, as they take part in a gathering following an attack by unknown gunmen on the offices in Paris of satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo.

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People hold up pens during a gathering in front of the city hall of Rennes, western France, on January 7, 2015, following an attack by unknown gunmen on the offices of the satirical weekly, Charlie Hebdo.

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Shadows of people holding pens in the air at a gathering in Trafalgar Square in central London to show their respect for the twelve people killed in Paris today in a terrorist attack at the headquarters of satirical publication “Charlie Hebdo” on January 7, 2015.

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