Up to 3 million copies of new Charlie Hebdo edition to carry cartoon of Prophet Mohammad

Members of the European Parliament observe a moment of silence at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, January 12, 2015, iREUTERS/Vincent Kessler

Up to 3 million copies of Charlie Hebdo could hit newsstands this week, dwarfing its usual print run of 60,000, in response to soaring demand for the first edition of the satirical weekly since last week's deadly attacks by Islamist militants