For the Paris unity march in the French capital on Sunday, world leaders joined around 1.5 million people to pay tributes to the 17 victims of three incidents, including the attack on the offices of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo last Wednesday.
The attack took place after Charlie Hebdo magazine tweeted a cartoon featuring ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, with a caption "Meilleurs vœux, au fait" that can be translated as "Best wishes, by the way".
While 12 were killed in the attack on the magazine's offices, four Jews were killed in a seige at a Jewish store in Paris; one policewoman was also killed.
French president Francois Hollande and more than 40 world leaders from Germany, Turkey, Britain, Italy, as well as Israel and the Palestinian territories attended the unity march that moved off from the central Place de la Republique on Sunday.
Demonstrators used flags, pencils and signs to express freedom of press and also chanted: "We are all Charlie," and "Liberty, Equality, Fraternity, Secularism."
"I'm French and I'm not scared", "Make fun, not war" and "Ink should flow, not blood," some banners read.