“Je Suis Charlie”

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Twelve people were shot and killed Wednesday in the center of Paris after masked gunmen stormed into the offices of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, which has published controversial depictions of the Islamic prophet Muhammad.

The dead included eight staff members of the magazine as well as two police officers, a visitor and a maintenance man. Among the victims was the magazine’s editor, Stephane Charbonnier — widely known by his pen name Charb, according to police.

People across the world are carrying signs saying “Je Suis Charlie” — I am Charlie — or holding pens aloft in memory of the journalists who were slain Wednesday by gunmen.