During President Barack Obama's State of the Union address on Tuesday, lawmakers held up pencils as a tribute to the victims of the terror attacks at the offices of the French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo.
According to the AP, more than two dozen lawmakers from both sides of the aisle rose to applaud Obama when he said he stood united with the people of Paris after the terrorist attacks that left 20 people dead earlier this month.
Agence France-Presse tweeted a photo of the lawmakers paying tribute:
US lawmakers pay tribute to victims of the Paris attacks by holding up pencils during the State of the Union address pic.twitter.com/3xtDDAHb21
— Agence France-Presse (@AFP) January 21, 2015
See a video of lawmakers paying tribute to the Charlie Hebdo victims above.