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700,000 People March Across France To Remember Terror Victims

Vigils have also been held across Europe and around the world.

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Around 700,000 people took to the streets of France on Saturday to remember the victims of three-days of Islamist terror attacks, Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve told reporters.

Several thousand people turned out for this march in the western city of Nantes to remember the 17 victims who died in the attacks on the Charlie Hebdo offices, a kosher supermarket, and a lone policewoman.

The French interior minister also said thousands of extra police and soldiers would be on duty on Sunday for a march in Paris expected to draw several hundred thousand people, Agence France Presse reported.

In the Drancy neighborhood of Paris, the local Imam joined a Rabbi to observe a minute's silence at a makeshift memorial outside the kosher deli where four hostagaes were killed Friday.

Demonstrations and vigils have also been held across Europe, with a "Je Suis Charlie" banner hanging from the famed Rialto Bridge in the Italian city of Venice.

While in South Africa, Johannesburg residents showed their solidarity with the victims, singing the French national anthem and observing a minute of silence.

Back in the French city of Nice, players observed a minute of silence before a soccer match, while people in the crowd held a large banner reading, "We are Charlie."

David Mack is a reporter and weekend editor for BuzzFeed News in New York.

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