Barack Obama US President pays condolence visit to French Embassy over Charlie Hebdo shootings

Obama visited the Embassy on Thursday and signed the condolence register while declaring that “terror is no match for freedom.”

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President Barack Obama signing the condolence register on Thursday, January 8, at the French Embassy in Washington following the January 7 killings of 12 people at the Charlie Hebdo office in Paris. French Ambassador to the US, Gerard Araud, left, looks on. play

President Barack Obama signing the condolence register on Thursday, January 8, at the French Embassy in Washington following the January 7 killings of 12 people at the Charlie Hebdo office in Paris. French Ambassador to the US, Gerard Araud, left, looks on.

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US President, Barack Obama has paid a condolence visit to the French Embassy in Washington following the shooting deaths of 12 people at the office of satirical magazine, Charlie Hebdo on Wednesday, January 7.

Obama visited the Embassy on Thursday and signed the condolence register while declaring that “terror is no match for freedom.”

Obama reportedly wrote:

"As allies across the centuries, we stand united with our French brothers to ensure that justice is done and our way of life is defended.”

“We go forward together knowing that terror is no match for freedom and ideals we stand for — ideals that light the world. Vive la France!” Obama concluded.

The president is also said to have observed a minute of silence for the victims before leaving the embassy.

Obama had earlier condemned the attack describing it an attack on journalists and a free press.

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