‘Charlie Hebdo’ Commemorates Anniversary of Terror Attack with Special Edition


French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo released the cover of its special edition commemorating upcoming one-year anniversary of the terror attack on its Paris newsroom Monday. The cover of the issue, which hits French newsstands Wednesday, January 6, features a drawing of an angry man with a blood-stained beard carrying an AK-47-style assault rifle. The headline reads, “One year on: the assassin is still out there.”

According to The Guardian , Charlie Hebdo will print an expanded run of one million copies of the issue, and will ship “tens of thousands” of copies overseas. The issue will feature a collection of comics drawn by the five artists killed in the attack, as well as an editorial from cartoonist Laurent Sourisseau, who was injured in the attack.

On January 7, 2015, two men assaulted the Charlie Hebdo newsroom, killing 12 people, eight of which were members of Hebdo’s editorial staff. While the two attackers were eventually shot and killed by police, a branch of Al-Qaeda claimed responsibility for the attacks. The headline carries extra weight in the wake of the terrorist attacks in Paris in December, where more than 130 people were killed across the city.

Meanwhile, a ceremony will be held this week in Paris to remember the victims of both the Charlie Hebdo attacks and the shooting at Kosher grocery Hyper Cacher. A second memorial on January 10 will establish a formal memorial at la Place de la Republique in eastern Paris.

View the commemorative cover below.