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France honors victims 2 years after Charlie Hebdo attacks

  • French Interior Minister Bruno Leroux, left, and State Secretary in charge of Victims Juliette Meadel, right, attend a ceremony at the place of the terrorist attack at the kosher supermarket.

    French Interior Minister Bruno Leroux, left, and State Secretary in charge of Victims Juliette Meadel, right, attend a ceremony at the place of the terrorist attack at the kosher supermarket.  (AP Photo/Michel Euler, Pool)

  • French Interior Minister Bruno Leroux, left, shakes hands with police officers during a ceremony at the place of the attack where policeman Ahmed Merabet was killed.

    French Interior Minister Bruno Leroux, left, shakes hands with police officers during a ceremony at the place of the attack where policeman Ahmed Merabet was killed.  (AP Photo/Michel Euler, Pool)

French officials have honored the 17 victims killed in attacks by Islamic extremists on satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo, a kosher market and police almost two years ago.

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Interior Minister Bruno Le Roux and Paris mayor Anne Hidalgo laid wreaths and observed a minute of silence on Thursday at three sites of the attacks.

On Jan. 7, 2015, two French-born brothers killed 11 people inside the Parisian building where Charlie Hebdo operated, as well as a Muslim policeman outside.

Over the next two days, an accomplice shot a policewoman to death, then stormed a kosher supermarket in eastern Paris, killing four hostages. All three gunmen died.