The BBC’s Hugh Schofield reports from a kiosk in Paris as people queue to buy the latest issue
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 eight journalists at the magazine and four other people in Paris.
The cover shows a cartoon depicting the Prophet Muhammad weeping while holding a sign saying “Je suis Charlie” (“I am Charlie”).
It is believed earlier cartoons of the Prophet prompted the attack.
The slogan “Je suis Charlie” has been widely used following the shootings.
In a separate attack in Paris two days later, four Jewish men died after an Islamist gunmen took hostages at a kosher shop in the French capital. A police woman was shot dead in a third shooting believed to have been carried out by the same attacker.
All copies of the magazine were sold out by Wednesday morning at this Paris newsstand
Some kiosks said they had received dozens of reservation requests
On Sunday, about 1.5 million people rallied in Paris in a show of solidarity with the victims
Referring to last week’s shocking events, French Prime Minister Manuel Valls said his country was at war with extremism and terrorism – but not with Muslims.
He was speaking on Tuesday after funeral ceremonies were held for seven of the victims in France and Israel.
France has deployed 10,000 troops at various sites across the country – including synagogues, mosques and airports – in response to the attacks.
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