What happened when the new Charlie Hebdo went on sale

Evan Bartlett@ev_bartlett
Wednesday 14 January 2015 09:20
People wait outside a newsagents in Paris on Wednesday morning

People in Paris have been queuing since the early hours of the morning to buy the new edition of Charlie Hebdo magazine.

People queue at a newspaper kiosk in Paris (Picture: Getty)

Despite an unprecedented print run of 3million - it normally sells around 60,000 - that has since been extended to 5million, many newsagents had early sold out by 7am, according to The Independent's man in Paris, John Lichfield.

People queue at a newspaper kiosk in Paris (Picture: Getty)

Today's edition is the first to be printed since the massacre at the magazine's offices last week in which 12 people died.

Commuters queue up at a newsagent inside the Gare de Lyon train station in Paris (Picture: EPA)

The magazine is being called the "survivors' edition" - which features an image of the Prophet Mohamed on the front cover - and is being distributed in French, English, Italian, Spanish, Turkish and Arabic.

A sign explaining a "stock shortage" of Charlie Hebdo at a Paris newsagent (Picture: AP)

The cartoon on the front depicts the prophet holding up a ‘Je suis Charlie’ (‘I am Charlie’) sign under the words: ‘Tout est pardonne’ (‘All is forgiven’).

A sign reading "no more Charlie Hebdo" at a Paris newsagent (Picture: AP)

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