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Political cartoonists across the world have responded to the shooting at French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo which left 12 people dead.

Cartoonists Jean Cabu, Stephane Charbonnier, Georges Wolinski and Bernard "Tignous" Verlhac were among those who were killed during the attack.

The magazine is thought to have been targeted for publishing cartons mocking the Prophet Mohammed. Charlie Hebdo's headquarters were previously firebombed after it printed images of Mohammed.

To show their support for the victims of the shooting, as well as standing up for freedom of speech, several political and satirical cartoonists have given their take on yesterday's massacre.