French President Francois Hollande has unveiled a plaque at a printing company north of Paris where the Charlie Hebdo attackers went into hiding before they were killed during a police siege.
The factory is re-opening for the first time since it was damaged during the standoff between police and the gunmen in January, 2015.
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What happened at Charlie Hebdo?
Charlie Hebdo, a satirical publication known for its covers ridiculing political and religious leaders, lost many of its top editorial staff when two Islamist militants broke into an editorial meeting on January 7, 2015 and opened fire.
The attacks prompted a worldwide solidarity movement.
The “Je Suis Charlie” (I am Charlie) slogan went viral on social media.
Silent march of solidarity and sorrow: Je suis Charlie pic.twitter.com/cYQx8WhCxA— Kate Moore (@wordcrazy) January 11, 2015
No camera can capture the full picture of 3-million strong “Je Suis Charlie” march in Paris. But this comes close pic.twitter.com/jd5NpI262X— John Nichols (@NicholsUprising) January 12, 2015
“— Erika (@BaeAndwaeyo) January 11, 2015
AujourdhuiCoree</a>: Manifestation "Je suis Charlie à Séoul" dans le quartier français <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/JeSuisCharlie?src=hash">#JeSuisCharlie</a> (idadaussy) pic.twitter.com/cKGLyiHwc4“ 😍❤
What happened at the printing company?
After a two-day manhunt, police cornered the escaped Charlie Hebdo gunmen, brothers Said and Cherif Kouachi, in the printing company premises near the town of Dammartin-en-Goele.
The HyperCacher supermarket
Another militant murdered a police officer the next day and took hostages at the HyperCacher supermarket on January 9, 2015.
Four people died. The hostage-taker was shot dead.
The week of attacks on Charlie Hebdo, police and the kosher supermarket claimed the lives of 17 people.