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Pictures: Around the world a moment's silence is held for the 12 killed in Charlie Hebdo attacks

The silence took place this morning at 11am to show solidarity with the people of France.

Updated 11pm

PEOPLE AROUND THE world have observed a minute’s silence in solidarity with the twelve killed in attacks on Charlie Hebdo’s offices yesterday.

The silence, which was observed in TheJournal.ie’s offices, took place at 11am this morning.

The action was supported by the National Union of Journalists (NUJ) with support from the Irish Congress of Trade Unions and took place in offices across the country.

Speaking about the action, Irish Secretary of the NUJ Séamus Dooley, said, “we stand with the people of France but especially with the families of those who were killed because of their profession, as journalists and guardians of the peace.”

Today has been declared a national day of mourning in France by President Fracois Hollande – who said those who died did so for their vision of freedom in France. 

Around the world, journalists, cartoonists and member of the public showed their solidarity with those killed in the attacks by displaying signs reading ‘Je Suis Charlie’ – translated as ‘I am Charlie’.

Tweet by @Annie West Source: Annie West/Twitter

The scenes this morning at the offices of Agence France-Presse (AFP) showed hundreds of staff displaying the ‘Je Suis Charlie’ message.

Martin Place in Sydney, Australia saw thousands gathered in solidarity with the people of France.

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Organisations around the globe observed the minute’s silence.

Read: Police officer killed in south Paris shooting as mosques attacked across France

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