France remembers victims of Charlie Hebdo attacks

  • 10 January 2016
President Hollande and PM Manuel Valls in the Place de la Republique, 10 January 2016 Image copyright AFP
Image caption France's leaders and members of the public gathered in the Place de la Republique in cental Paris for the ceremony

A ceremony has taken place in central Paris, France to remember those killed in the Charlie Hebdo attacks a year ago.

French President Francois Hollande laid a wreath in the Place de la Republique, where a special oak tree was unveiled, and a minute's silence was held.

17 people in total lost their lives during the horrific attacks - 12 people at the office of the Charlie Hebdo magazine, four hostages at a Jewish supermarket and a policewoman.

A few days after the attacks, on 11 January 2015, a huge march was held in Paris.

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President Hollande and PM Manuel Valls were among those in the Place de la Republique

Those protests centred on the Place de la Republique and Sunday's ceremony remembered that show of unity, which attracted more than a million people.

Relatives of some of the victims also attended Sunday's event, which marked the end of a week of ceremonies remembering the attacks.

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Why was the Charlie Hebdo magazine attacked?

France is still under a state of emergency following more attacks in Paris on 13 November, which killed 130 people.

The extremist Islamic group known as IS, or the Islamic State, said they were responsible for the attacks.

A plaque unveiled in the Place de la Republique pays tribute to victims of both the Charlie Hebdo and November attacks.

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