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Charlie Hebdo to release special issue on anniversary of terror attack

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By Seb Joseph | News editor

January 2, 2016 | 2 min read

French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo will release a special issue to mark the one-year anniversary of a deadly attack on its offices in Paris.

Close to a million copies of the issue will be printed and will comprise of 32 pages containing select drawings of the cartoonists who were killed in the attack alongside work by the current team.

Last January, jihadists gunned down 12 people at its offices over drawings that lampooned the Prophet Mohammed. A survivor’s issue of the magazine released a week after the attack sold a record 7.5 million copies. Charlie Hebdo usually sells around 100,000 in France and 10,000 internationally each month.

The release of the special edition comes amid heightened concern about more attacks across Europe after jihadists murdered 130 people in Paris in November.

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