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The staff members of the French Institute of Pondicherry will be observing a one minute silence at the "French War Memorial" on January 8, 2015 at 4.30 pm in homage to the victims of the tragic shooting that occurred in Paris on January 7, 2015, which left 12 people dead and many wounded at the Paris office of the French satirical magazine "Charlie Hebdo".

French President Francois Hollande has declared that January 8, 2015, will be a day of national mourning in France and the French flag will be lowered to half-staff for 3 days in all French public institutions.