New Charlie Hebdo issue sells out before dawn


PARIS (NBC/APTN-EBU-RTV) — People in Paris lined up at newsstands before dawn to buy the new issue of Charlie Hebdo on Wednesday. And within hours, the defiant new issue sold out, and 2 million copies will be published to the 3 million original run.

At first, 3 million copies of the satirical weekly were printed and distributed this morning — one week to the day after the attack by two gunmen who killed 12 people. Usually, 60,000 are printed. A distribution center outside of Paris prepared 6,000 thousand issues of the controversial paper early Wednesday morning. A spokesman for the distribution company said usually 800 issues are distributed from the center.

The latest issue maintains its intentionally offensive tone with a depiction of prophet Mohammed holding a “Je Suis Charlie” sign. Above the cartoon, a headline read, “All is forgiven.” provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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