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Charlie Hebdo sells out before dawn, with Muhammad on cover

Charlie Hebdo sells out before dawn, with Muhammad on cover; France readies anti-terror laws

Charlie Hebdo sells out before dawn, with Muhammad on cover

PARIS (AP) -- Charlie Hebdo's defiant new issue is selling out before dawn around Paris, and still people are lining up at kiosks in case of a spare copy of the paper fronting the Prophet Muhammad.

The core of the irreverent newspaper's staff perished a week ago when Islamist extremists stormed its offices, killing 12. Those who survived put out the issue that appeared on newsstands Wednesday, working out of borrowed offices, with a print run of 3 million -- more than 50 times the usual circulation.

One newsstand just off Paris' Champs Elysee sold out at 6:05 a.m. -- five minutes after opening. At Saint-Lazare, people hoping to buy a copy scuffled when they realized there weren't enough to go around.

The newspaper appears as France's government prepares strict new anti-terror measures.


Updated : 2021-09-29 03:23 GMT+08:00