World leaders march in Paris unity rally

From the left, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, French President Francois Hollande, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, EU president Donald Tusk and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas march during a rally in Paris, France, Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015. A rally of defiance and sorrow, protected by an unparalleled level of security, on Sunday will honor the 17 victims of three days of bloodshed in Paris that left France on alert for more violence. (AP Photo/Philippe Wojazer, Pool)

PARIS (AP) — More than 40 world leaders, their arms linked, have started marching through Paris to rally for unity and freedom of expression and to honor 17 victims of three days of terrorist attacks.

The leaders were heading a demonstration of at least tens of thousands of people who converged on the capital after three gunmen attacked a newspaper office, kosher supermarket and police.

Families of the victims, many weeping and embracing, were also at the front of the march Sunday along with the world leaders, including French President Francois Hollande, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.

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