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Friends Decorate Slain Cartoonist’s Coffin for Funeral

Image: The tribute service for Bernard Verlhac - Montreuil
The tribute service for Bernard Verlhac on Jan. 15, 2015 at the city hall in Montreuil, France. Orban Thierry / Abaca

Cartoonist Bernard Verlhac, who drew under the name Tignous, was born in Paris in 1957 and published his first works in 1980. He was a member of a group of artists called Cartoonists for Peace and also belonged to the Association de la Presse Judiciaire, an association of French journalists covering the courts. He sent his last drawing — a self-portrait wishing Happy New Year — to the association the night before his death. It was posted on the group's website on the day of the shooting.

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Amid tight security, members of the public arrive to pay their respects at the funeral of Charlie Hebdo cartoonist Bernard 'Tignous' Verlhac at Père Lachaise Cemetery on Jan. 15, 2015 in Paris. Christopher Furlong / Getty Images
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Pallbearers carry the casket of Charlie Hebdo cartoonist Bernard Verlhac, known as Tignous, decorated by friends and colleagues of the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo, at the city hall of Montreuil, on the outskirts of Paris, Thursday, Jan. 15. Michel Euler / AP