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This Photo From Paris Shows The Pencil Is Mightier Than The Sword

Albania's faith leaders show harmony can triumph over hate.

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The Albanian delegation at the Paris anti-terror march made a particularly powerful picture.

Pictured with Minister Edi Rama (centre) are the leaders of Albania's four biggest religious communities: Orthodox, Muslim, Bektashi and Roman Catholic. The leaders joined a crowd of more than a million for the biggest march in French history.
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Pictured with Minister Edi Rama (centre) are the leaders of Albania's four biggest religious communities: Orthodox, Muslim, Bektashi and Roman Catholic. The leaders joined a crowd of more than a million for the biggest march in French history.

Prime Minister Rama wore three pencils in his top pocket to make a Tricolour, the French flag, in honor of the Charlie Hebdo victims.

The gesture won plaudits on social media.

Impressive display by (self-avowed agnostic) PM Edi Rama, those honored gentlemen, Albania all around #NousSommesTousCharlie

ἄτομος@atomepourlapaixFollow

Impressive display by (self-avowed agnostic) PM Edi Rama, those honored gentlemen, Albania all around #NousSommesTousCharlie

4:51 PM - 12 Jan 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

Photo of tha day ... Bravo @ediramaal

I'm so proud of @ediramaal and Albanian religious leaders going to Paris to show respect. Albania sets a great example of religious harmony

Ramadan@ramadailyFollow

I'm so proud of @ediramaal and Albanian religious leaders going to Paris to show respect. Albania sets a great example of religious harmony

12:13 AM - 12 Jan 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

#ProudToBeAlbanian. Thank U @ediramaal !

More than 40 leaders from all over the world marched through the streets of Paris on Sunday, joining more than a million demonstrators in a display of unity and solidarity after the city was rocked by three days of terrorist attacks.

AFP / Getty Images KENZO TRIBOUILLARD

Well played Edi Rama.

It's beautiful what you have in that pocket," Hollande says to #Albania PM @ediramaal #JeSuisCharlie @sallesleMonde

Ruben Avxhiu@RubenAvxhiuFollow

It's beautiful what you have in that pocket," Hollande says to #Albania PM @ediramaal

#JeSuisCharlie

@sallesleMonde

5:24 AM - 12 Jan 15ReplyRetweetFavorite