France mourns and braces

The CharlieHebdo murders will not crush the spirit or values of French people

A heartbroken France will unite in grief amid intense security after three days of terror left 17 people dead last week.

The nation was on high alert after security forces fatally shot a man police said killed four hostages at a kosher supermarket in eastern Paris on Friday.

The same day, police killed Said and Cherif Kouachi, the brothers police said raided the Paris offices of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo and left 12 people dead.

In addition to the magazine victims and the hostages, a policewoman was killed Thursday in Montrouge south of Paris.

As more details on the days of horror emerged, France remained on high alert.

The CNN reports, that massive rallies burst in Paris on Sunday, where thousands are expected to march, including dignitaries and world leaders will attend so called “unity rally” in defiance of the terror rampage.

Leaders expected to stand with French President François Hollande are Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, Jordan’s King Abdullah II, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

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