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charlie _houstonYesterday’s terrorist attack on the Paris headquarters of the weekly French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo left a dozen dead, including four well-known cartoonists: Stéphane Charbonnier, the publication’s top editor, as well as Jean Cabut, Georges Wolinski, and Bernard Verlhac.

The Associated Press (AP) already cropped out a photo of Charlie Hebdo’s now-dead editor holding a Muhammad cover on the AP news wire, telling The Daily Beast, “It’s been our policy for years that we refrain from moving deliberately provocative images.” As Jon Stewart said on last night’s show, “I know very few people go into comedy as an act of courage, mainly because it shouldn’t have to be that.”

Gatherings of solidarity were held all over the world (including Houston, above), with most people holding signs reading “I am Charlie.”

Global Reaction To The Terrorist Attack On French Newspaper Charlie HebdoFrance Newspaper Attackcharlie9 (Top image via Facebook, following images via MSNBC.com, Wired.com, CNN.com)

also by Paula Newton
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