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In pictures: Police storm siege sites

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Police in France have launched operations to end two separate sieges, two days after an attack on the offices of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo offices that left 12 people dead.

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Loud explosions were heard at the site of a siege at a Jewish supermarket in Paris on Friday afternoon.

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Shortly after, a number of people, believed to have been hostages, were seen fleeing accompanied by police.

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Other images showed children apparently escaping from the supermarket siege.

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In Dammartin-en-Goele, where two suspects in the Charlie Hebdo shootings were holding at least one hostage, explosions were also heard. The two suspects were killed and their hostage escaped, police said.

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After the explosions, police were seen on the roof of the building where the siege was taking place.

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There are reports a number of people have been killed during siege in Paris. Ambulances were seen at the site.

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Police had closed a number of streets around the supermarket in eastern Paris before officers stormed the site.

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As darkness fell the phrase Paris is Charlie was projected onto the Arc de Triomph in the centre of the capital.