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Jon Stewart on Charlie Hebdo: "Very few people go into comedy as an act of courage"

The massacre at Charlie Hebdo is, of course, something political satirists in the United States want to address. Last night, Jon Stewart stopped joking around and delivered some serious remarks about the murders, noting that "our goal tonight is not to make sense of this because there is no sense to be made" but reflecting that the monstrous crimes emphasize what the overwhelming majority of us have in common. People on both sides of conventional political divides and arguments are still all on "team civilization."

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Satirists around the world have rallied in solidarity with their murdered colleagues. Here's a roundup of 12 of the best, most moving responses in cartoon form from all around the world.

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