Jersey's council of ministers were joined by the French Consulate to observe a minute's silence at 11am.
A further vigil will be held in the Royal Square at 6pm this evening to remember the victims of the deadly shooting attack on a French magazine yesterday.
The silence was observed throughout the world.
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