World leaders attend Paris mass rally
Israel’s PM (L), Mali’s President Keita (2ndL), French President Francois Hollande (C), Germany’s Chancellor Merkel (4thL), European Council President Donald Tusk (5thL) and Palestinian President Abbas attend the solidarity march (Marche Republicaine) in Paris. (Reuters)
Dozens of world leaders including Muslim and Jewish statesmen linked arms leading hundreds of thousands of French citizens in an unprecedented march under high security to pay tribute to victims of Islamist militant attacks.
President Francois Hollande and leaders from Germany, Italy, Israel, Turkey, Britain and the Palestinian territories among others, moved off from the central Place de la Republique ahead of a sea of French and other flags. Giant letters attached to a statue in the square spelt out the word “Pourquoi?” (Why?) and small groups sang the “La Marseillaise” national anthem.
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