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Cartoonists worldwide pay respects after Charlie Hebdo massacre

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Posted at 2:01 PM, Jan 07, 2015
and last updated 2015-01-09 15:51:10-05

In the wake of a deadly attack on the office of France's satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo, political cartoonists around the world reacted by putting pen to paper today.

The message and tone of the reactionary illustrations vary but each — and the attack itself — can be seen as a reminder that the pen is often mightier than the sword. Below are some of the most poignant cartoons from the around in the wake of the slayings at Charlie Hebdo.

This tribute, invoking the imagery of 9/11, is from Dutch illustrator Rubin L. Oppenheimer:

 

Australian David Pope drew this cartoon, with a message for the victims' families:

 

French cartoonist Cypien provided perhaps the most striking reactionary drawing:

 

Brazil's Carlos Latuff posted this image:

 

American illustrator James MacLeod reacted with this drawing:

 

Indian cartoonist Satish Acharya drew this:

 

Ohio-based illustrator Kevin Necessary drew this:

 

 

Qatar-based illustrator Albaih submitted this drawing about the potential backlash this attack could cause against all Muslims:

 

Carlos Latuff again reacted, echoing Albaih's sentiments:

 

Clint Davis is a writer for the E.W. Scripps National Desk. Follow him on Twitter @MrClintDavis.