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Charlie Hebdo to release mln copies of special issue marking first attack anniversary

People gather for a vigil outside the Consulate General of France to remember the victims of an attack on satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris, in San Francisco, California January 7, 2015. The youngest of three French nationals being sought by police for a suspected Islamist militant attack that killed 12 people at a satirical magazine on Wednesday turned himself in to the police, an official at the Paris prosecutor's office said. The hooded attackers stormed the Paris offices of Charlie Hebdo, a weekly known for lampooning Islam and other religions, in the most deadly militant attack on French soil in decades.    REUTERS/Stephen Lam (UNITED STATES - Tags: CRIME LAW POLITICS CIVIL UNREST) - RTR4KI79
People gather for a vigil outside the Consulate General of France to remember the victims of an attack on satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris, in San Francisco, California January 7, 2015. The youngest of three French nationals being sought by police for a suspected Islamist militant attack that killed 12 people at a satirical magazine on Wednesday turned himself in to the police, an official at the Paris prosecutor's office said. The hooded attackers stormed the Paris offices of Charlie Hebdo, a weekly known for lampooning Islam and other religions, in the most deadly militant attack on French soil in decades. REUTERS/Stephen Lam (UNITED STATES - Tags: CRIME LAW POLITICS CIVIL UNREST) - RTR4KI79

London: French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo has said that it would publish a million copies of a special issue on January 7 to mark the first anniversary of the attacks at its Paris headquarters that killed a dozen of its staff members.

According to The Guardian, the 32-page double issue will feature a selection of drawings by the cartoonists who died in the attack, as well as by current staff and messages of support.

The special issue will be released on January 6.

Two Islamic brothers on January 7 in 2015 shot dead 12 people at Charlie Hebdo headquarters in Paris over its cartoons lampooning the Prophet Muhammad(PBUH).

A survivors’ edition released a week after the attacks of January 7 sold a record 7.5m copies and increased the magazine’s circulation. (ANI)