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The publisher of French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo, (Credit: Getty Images)

The publisher of French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo, who is known only as Charb, grimaces as he holds the latest issue of the weekly, which features a satirical drawing titled "Intouchables 2" on the front cover, at the headquarters in Paris on Sept. 19, 2012. Inside pages contain several cartoons caricaturing the Prophet Mohammed. The cartoons come against a backdrop of violent global protests over caricatures of Islam.

French weekly Charlie Hebdo publishes cartoons

French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo published a caricature of the Prophet Mohammed in its Sept. 19, 2012 issue. The cartoon comes against a background of unrest across the Islamic world over the film, "Innocence of Muslims," and turned France into a potential target of Muslim rage. The provocative weekly was firebombed last year after it released a special edition portraying Prophet Muhammad as a "guest editor" and took aim at radical Islam.

The publisher of French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo,
(Credit: Getty Images)

The publisher of French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo, who is known only as Charb, speaks to journalists as he holds the latest issue of the publication, which features a satirical drawing titled "Intouchables 2" on the front cover, at the headquarters in Paris on Sept. 19, 2012. Inside pages contain several cartoons caricaturing the Prophet Mohammed.

The publisher of French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo,
(Credit: Getty Images)

The publisher of French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo, who is known only as Charb, speaks to journalists a few hours after the release of the latest issue of the publication, which features a satirical drawing titled "Intouchables 2" on the front cover, at the headquarters in Paris on Sept. 19, 2012. Inside pages contain several cartoons caricaturing the Prophet Mohammed.

The publisher of French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo,
(Credit: Getty Images)

The publisher of French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo, who is known only as Charb, holds the latest issue of the publication, which features a satirical drawing titled "Intouchables 2" on the front cover, at the headquarters in Paris on Sept. 19, 2012. Inside pages contain several cartoons caricaturing the Prophet Mohammed.

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The publisher of French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo,
(Credit: Getty Images)

The publisher of French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo, who is known only as Charb, speaks to journalists a few hours after the release of the latest issue of the publication, which features a satirical drawing titled "Intouchables 2" on the front cover, in front of the weekly's headquarters in Paris on Sept. 19, 2012. Inside pages contain several cartoons caricaturing the Prophet Mohammed.

The publisher of French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo,
(Credit: Getty Images)

The publisher of French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo, who is known only as Charb, draws on the pages of the latest issue, which features a satirical drawing titled "Intouchables 2" on the front cover, at the headquarters in Paris on Sept. 19, 2012. Inside pages contain several cartoons caricaturing the Prophet Mohammed.

The publisher of French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo,
(Credit: Getty Images)

The publisher of French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo, who is known only as Charb, grimaces as he holds the latest issue of the weekly, which features a satirical drawing titled "Intouchables 2" on the front cover, at the headquarters in Paris on Sept. 19, 2012. Inside pages contain several cartoons caricaturing the Prophet Mohammed. The cartoons come against a backdrop of violent global protests over caricatures of Islam.

The publisher of French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo,
(Credit: Getty Images)

The publisher of French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo, who is known only as Charb, speaks to journalists after showing them the latest issue of the publication, which features a satirical drawing titled "Intouchables 2" on the front cover, at the headquarters in Paris on Sept. 19, 2012. Inside pages contain several cartoons caricaturing the Prophet Mohammed.

The publisher of French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo,
(Credit: Getty Images)

The publisher of French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo, who is known only as Charb, speaks to journalists after showing them the latest issue of the publication, which features a satirical drawing titled "Intouchables 2" on the front cover, at the headquarters in Paris on Sept. 19, 2012. Inside pages contain several cartoons caricaturing the Prophet Mohammed.

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The publisher of French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo,
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The publisher of French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo, who is known only as Charb, works on the latest issue of the publication, which features a satirical drawing titled "Intouchables 2" on the front cover, at the headquarters in Paris on Sept. 19, 2012. Inside pages contain several cartoons caricaturing the Prophet Mohammed.

Policemen stand guard in front of the building
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Policemen stand guard in front of the building that houses the second-floor headquarters of French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo, on Sept. 19, 2012, in Paris, hours after the release of the latest issue, which features a satirical drawing titled "Intouchables 2" on the front cover. Inside pages contain several cartoons caricaturing the Prophet Mohammed.

The publisher of French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo,
(Credit: Getty Images)

The publisher of French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo, who is known only as Charb, works on the latest issue of the publication, which features a satirical drawing titled "Intouchables 2" on the front cover, at the headquarters in Paris on Sept. 19, 2012. Inside pages contain several cartoons caricaturing the Prophet Mohammed.

A reader in Paris gazes at the back
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A reader in Paris gazes at the back cover of the French satirical weekly magazine Charlie Hebdo, which features a satirical drawing titled "Intouchables 2" on the front cover of its latest issue. Inside pages contain several cartoons caricaturing the prophet Mohammad. (Sept. 19, 2012)

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