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Ten journalists and two policemen have been murdered in an attack on the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo. Initial reports allege three gunmen entered the offices in Paris and opened fire with a shotgun and Kalashnikov rifle, before escaping in a hijacked car.

As French police forces continue the manhunt around the city, commentators speculate as to the motivation behind the attack – pointing to the publication's history in mocking Muslim extremists and publishing cartoons of Mohammad.

Worldwide, the hashtag #JeSuisCharlie has become a symbol of solidarity among journalists and those appalled by the shooting, and many have taken to social media to organise events in support of the magazine and press freedom.

The below map, from developers at French national Le Monde, details many such peaceful gatherings around the globe, with a significant number organised through Facebook.

A listing of #JeSuisCharlie Facebook events can be found here and feel free to leave information about other events in the comments below.

Thanks to @edouardng for bringing the map to our attention.

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