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Charlie Hebdo goes on sale in Poland

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Charlie Hebdo goes on sale in Poland

French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo goes on sale in Poland on Tuesday as protests from Muslims against the magazine continue around the world.

The weekly is being distributed in Poland by EuroPress Polska, with sales beginning in Warsaw, while other cities will receive copies on Thursday. It will be sold for PLN 39.90.

Since the shootings of journalists and cartoonists at the magazine's Paris office on 7 January, the print-run of the weekly has jumped from 30,000 copies to 7 million.

The first edition following the killings also featured a cartoon of the Prophet Mohammed, sparking protests from both French Muslims and among Muslim communities elsewhere across the globe.

Meanwhile, it has been announced that Gerard Briard, the new editor-in-chief of the weekly, will visit Poland in March. He has been invited by the organisers of Warsaw's Atheism Days programme, which runs from 27 to 29 March.

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