Thousands of people took out a silent march to pay tribute to the four people who were killed in a shooting at a Jewish school in Toulouse, France.

People holding banners, French and Israeli flags attended a silent march at the Place de la Bastille in Paris. Some lit candles at the symbolic Bastille monument in Paris. Paris Mayor Bertrand Delanoe and Deputy Mayor Anne Hidalgo also took part in the march.

Special services were held in synagogues in Paris and Toulouse to mourn the victims of the attack.

President Nicolas Sarkozy and the socialite front-runner Francois Hollande cancelled all campaign events and along with Prime Minister Francois Fillon, attended the Notre-Dame de Nazareth synagogue for a somber ceremony, reported Bloomberg.

They also visited the Ozar Hatorah school where the attack took place and the president announced a minute's silence to be observed in all French schools on Tuesday.

Chcek below pictures of people taking part in a silent march:

People hold French flags as they attend a silent march in Paris on 19 March to pay tribute to the four victims killed by a gunman at a Jewish school in ToulouseREUTERS/Charles Platiau
Youths walk behind a banner which reads, "In France we kill Blacks, Jews and Arabs" as they attend a silent march in ParisREUTERS/Charles Platiau
Paris Mayor Bertrand Delanoe (C) and deputy mayor Anne Hidalgo (2ndR) attend a silent march in ParisREUTERS/Charles Platiau
People hold French and Israeli flags as they attend a silent march in ParisREUTERS/Charles Platiau
A man holds French and Israeli flags during a silent march at the Place de la Bastille in ParisREUTERS/Philippe Wojazer
France's Culture Minister Frederic Mitterrand (C) and the Speaker of France's National Assembly Bernard Accoyer (CR) leave the Notre-Dame de Nazareth synagogue in Paris for a somber ceremonyREUTERS/Benoit Tessier
France's President Nicolas Sarkozy (C) turns to look upwards as he arrives with his wife Carla Bruni-Sarkozy at the Notre-Dame de Nazareth synagogueREUTERS/Benoit Tessier
People gather outside the Notre-Dame de Nazareth synagogueREUTERS/Benoit Tessier