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Charlie Hebdo shooting: #JeSuisCharlie hashtag used across the world to show solidarity with shooting victims

Journalists have led thousands tweeting the hashtag "Je Suis Charlie" in messages of solidarity with victims of the attack at the Paris office of French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo.

"Je Suis Charlie" translates as "I am Charlie".

Twelve people were killed when gunmen attacked the building before fleeing in a  black Citroën hatchback. They then shot dead two police officers.

Four of France’s best-known satirical cartoonists, including the magazine's editor, are among those killed in the attack. Ten journalists died in total and twelve others were injured, some seriously.

The magazine’s editor and chief cartoonist, Stéphane Charbonnier, known as "Charb" had previously defended a controversial series of cartoons published in the magazine depicting the Prophet Mohammed in 2012.

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