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Two Hostage Situations Come to Dramatic End

French police stormed a printing factory and a kosher supermarket ending an hours long hostage siege and killing suspects in Charlie Hebdo attacks.

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After several explosions, French police stormed a kosher grocery store in Porte de Vincennes on Jan. 9 during the hostage situation in eastern Paris. Several hostages exited the store shortly afterwards and were taken to safety.

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Members of the French police special forces evacuate the hostages after launching the assault at a kosher grocery store in Porte de Vincennes.

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Several people were shepherded to safety by law enforcement after a hostage siege ended at kosher grocery store in Porte de Vincennes. It was not clear how many hostages were had been held there and how many had escaped.

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Smoke rises from a building in Dammartin-en-Goele, north-east of Paris, where two brothers suspected of killing 12 people in an Islamist attack on French satirical magazine held one person hostage as police cornered the gunmen on Jan. 9. Two police sources told NBC News that a hostage was freed at the printing factory.

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Police marksmen take up a position on a roof in Dammartin-en-Goele during the hostage situation involving the two brothers, Cherif and Said Kouachi, who are suspects in the killing of 12 people at Charlie Hebdo.

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People are led away from the scene as Police mobilize at hostage situation in Port de Vincennes on Jan. 9.

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French police escort children from the Henri Dunand School to a safe location to be picked up by their parents in Dammartin-en-Goele during the hostage situation on Jan. 9.

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A police helicopter flies over Dammartin-en-Goele. Friday's drama unfolded almost 48 hours into a massive manhunt launched after two brothers are suspected of bursting into the office of the satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo and gunning down staff members and two policemen.

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Image: Members of the French gendarmerie intervention forces arrive at the scene of a hostage taking at an industrial zone in Dammartin-en-Goele, northeast of Paris

French police arrive at the scene in Dammartin-en-Goele.

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