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01/21/2015 04:03 am ET Updated Jan 21, 2015

Lawmakers Pay Tribute To Charlie Hebdo Victims By Holding Up Pencils During State Of The Union

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:

See a video of lawmakers paying tribute to the Charlie Hebdo victims above.

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