Hundreds of thousands people, including world leaders, have started the Republican March in central Paris, commemorating those who died in a series of terror attacks that struck France this week, RIA Novosti reported.
Hours before the march, crowds of people have gathered at the Place de la Republique and Place de la Bastille, and occupied several streets in central Paris. The march unites people from different social and cultural backgrounds.
Delegations from around 50 countries have come to Paris to take part in the march, including top officials from Germany, Italy, Spain, the United Kingdom, Turkey, Ukraine, and other countries. Russian delegation is headed by Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.
French President Francois Hollande is walking in the front row of the demonstration, together with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, British Prime Minister David Cameron and other international leaders.