Charlie Hebdo Attack: Pen Becomes Defiant Symbol of Freedom
A woman cries as she holds up a pen during a vigil in Lyon on Jan. 7, 2015, following an attack by unknown gunmen on the offices of the satirical weekly, Charlie Hebdo in the capital. JEFF PACHOUD / AFP - Getty Images
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Pens and pencils expressed defiant support for freedom of speech around the world in the wake of Wednesday's attack on French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo. Cartoonists’ tools of the trade were waved in the air and made into impromptu altars as outrage over the massacre at the left-wing magazine that published controversial Muhammad cartoons reverberated around the world.