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‘Je suis Charlie’ (‘I am Charlie’) trends post terror attack

The U.S. Embassy in Paris has changed its Twitter picture to the slogan of solidarity with the French satire magazine.USEmbassyFrance/via Twitter The U.S. Embassy in Paris has changed its Twitter picture to the slogan of solidarity with the French satire magazine.

The world is Charlie.

Following the horrific terror attacks Wednesday of the Paris offices, of French satire newspaper Charlie Hebdo, social media users around the world are proclaiming, “Je suis Charlie,” French for “I am Charlie.”

The brutal attack left at least 10 staff members, including editor Stephane Carbonnaire, dead, along with two police officers. The three gunmen, who shouted “Allahu akbar!” – Arabic for “God is great” – as they stormed the officers remain on the loose.

The magazine changed it's homepage to display just this image with the 'Je suis Charlie' message.charliehebdo.fr The magazine changed it’s homepage to display just this image with the ‘Je suis Charlie’ message.

But media members and others around the world have adopted the “Je suis Charlie” slogan – including the weekly itself, which has plastered it’s homepage with the image surrounded by a blank white page.

The publication later changed its page and linked to a PDF of the slogan in different world languages, including German, Russian, Spanish and Arabic.

A man holds a placard which reads GONZALO FUENTES/Reuters A man holds a placard which reads “I am Charlie\” to pay tribute during a gathering at the Place de la Republique in Paris on Wednesday following a shooting by gunmen at the offices of weekly satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo. Hundreds of thousands of people have tweeted the slogan of solidarity.charliehebdo.fr Hundreds of thousands of people have tweeted the slogan of solidarity.
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  • I Am Charlie is trending in social media and people and agencies all across the world tweeting out the phrase.

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The trending topic has been tweeted more than 265,000 times since the attack.

Among those changing their Twitter avatars to the image overlayed with the text is the U.S. Embassy in France, which also wrote on the social media site that “there are no plans to close the U.S. Embassy in Paris or other diplomatic facilities in France.”

The support for the magazine swelled into a gathering, scheduled for 6 p.m. local time at the Place de la Republique in Paris on Wednesday evening.

sgoldstein@nydailynews.com

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