Hebdo Copies Sell Out
Paris -- Here is the much-anticipated first edition of Charlie Hebdo since last week’s massacre — with a cover proclaiming, “All is forgiven.”
Art collectors of Art Kabinett social media network lined up early this morning to obtain this memorial edition.
Last week's edition is now selling on eBay for €10,000.
It’s not clear if the cartoon on the cover shows a generic Muslim or is an image of the Prophet Muhammad, such as those that sparked the killers’ wrath. The figure is weeping and poignantly holds a sign that reads, “I am Charlie.”
The magazine is publishing 1 million copies for sale today — exactly one week after the terrorist attack. All the copies have completely sold out.
“We will not give in, otherwise all this won’t have meant anything,” Richard Malka, the paper’s lawyer, told France Info radio.
Meanwhile, the White House admitted Monday it should have sent a senior official to Sunday’s massive rally against terrorism in Paris, as President Obama came under fire for failing to travel to France.
“I think it’s fair to say we should have sent someone with a higher profile,” White House press secretary Josh Earnest acknowledged.
The event drew dozens of heads of state walking arm in arm, including the leaders of the European Union, Israel and the Palestinian Authority. But Washington was represented only by the US ambassador to France, Jane Hartley.
Earnest said Obama would have liked to have gone himself, but suggested that the security requirements and short planning time had prevented it.
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