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Pictures of cartoonists Georges Wolinski, Cabu, Tignous and Charb and a placard which reads "I am Charlie" are displayed in front of the Paris offices of weekly satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo in Paris.

Pictures of cartoonists Georges Wolinski, Cabu, Tignous and Charb and a placard which reads "I am Charlie" are displayed in front of the Paris offices of weekly satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo in Paris.

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Pictures of cartoonists Georges Wolinski, Cabu, Tignous and Charb and a placard which reads "I am Charlie" are displayed in front of the Paris offices of weekly satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo in Paris.

One million copies of 'Charlie Hebdo' will be published next week as French media and journalists vowed to ensure it is printed.

'Le Monde' quoted 'Charlie Hebdo' lawyer Richard Malka as saying a million copies of the next edition of the magazine are due to be published on Wednesday. Its weekly circulation is believed to be around 45,000.

Patrick Pelloux, who writes a column for 'Charlie Hebdo', gave a tearful interview yesterday where he also vowed the magazine would continue.

Mr Pelloux, who is also a doctor, was close to the building when the attack took place and was called to help the injured. He said of those killed in the attack: "They were extraordinary men and women. They were killed during a meeting discussing a conference on the fight against racism. Voila...The magazine will continue."

Radio France, 'Le Monde' and France Television released a joint statement in which they offered to help the publication continue. Their statement read: "Faced with horror, [we] announce that 'Charlie Hebdo' will be made available and [we] will bring together all necessary means to ensure that 'Charlie Hebdo' continues to live. [We] invite the French media to come together to protect the principles of independence and freedom of thought and expression." (© Independent News Service)

Irish Independent