January 11, 2015 12:01 pm

IN PHOTOS: Thousands rally for unity, freedom, in Paris

Protesters wave French flags at Republique square in Paris on Jan. 11, 2015.

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PARIS – After days of mourning following violent and deadly terror attacks, the streets of Paris filled Sunday with people marching for unity.

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The staff of newspaper Charlie Hebdo, where 10 people were killed last week by gunmen, marched with cartoonist Renald Luzier among them. The newspaper was targeted due to satirical cartoons it published.

World leaders and dignitaries traveled to France to take part in the march. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas marched in solidarity with thousands of residents waving French flags and holding pencils.

As many as one million people were expected to attend the unity rally in the French city. Seventeen people were killed over three days of attacks in Paris last week, with suspects believed to be linked to al-Qaida and the Islamic State.

Here are some scenes from Sunday’s march.

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