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An image deconstructed: World leaders after the Charlie Hebdo attack

World leaders linked arms to lead more than a million French citizens through Paris in a march to pay tribute to victims of the Charlie Hebdo attacks
World leaders linked arms to lead more than a million French citizens through Paris in a march to pay tribute to victims of the Charlie Hebdo attacks

AP Photo/Michel Euler

In a tribute to last week's victims following the shootings by gunmen at the offices of the satirical weekly newspaper Charlie Hebdo which killed 10 journalists and 2 police officers, over 40 heads of state joined French President Francois Hollande and up to 1.6 million in a rally of solidarity and a celebration of free expression.

Images of the world leaders linking arms in a show of unity were likely intended to send a strong message highlighting their commitment to safeguarding free expression. But how many of the leaders present truly champion the right to free expression in their own countries?

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