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Long lines in France for latest Charlie Hebdo edition

Published:Wednesday | January 14, 2015 | 12:42 PM
People queue up to buy the new issue of Charlie Hebdo newspaper at a newsstand in Paris today. - Ap

Long queues have formed at newsstands in France for the latest edition of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo.

Five million copies are being printed a week after Islamist gunmen murdered 12 people at its offices and five others in subsequent attacks in Paris.

The cover shows a cartoon depicting the Prophet Muhammad weeping while holding a sign saying "I am Charlie".

Al-Qaeda in Yemen claimed the attack on the magazine in a video purportedly from the group.

However, the video did not provide any evidence to support its claims.

The group had previously welcomed the attack, without acknowledging any role in the operation.

It is believed earlier cartoons of the Prophet provoked the attack on the magazine.

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