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: