From January 7th to January 9th, 2015, 17 people were killed in terror attacks on the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo and a kosher grocery store in Paris, France. An Al-Qaeda affiliate in Yemen claimed responsibility for the attacks—according to them, the plot had been in the making for years.

Unaware that there would soon be another attack, people gathered in the Norte Dame Cathedral on January 8th to commemorate the victims from the shootings. Yet the day after, four people were shot and killed in a kosher supermarket on the edge of the Bois de Vincennes.

Just a few days later, nearly two million people gathered in a rally for national unity in the heart of Paris.

As we mark the one-year anniversary of the events, this display of solidarity and togetherness feels like nothing more than a distant memory…

—Asger Ladefoged