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Charlie Hebdo - satire or courting controversy?

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French cartoonist Luz holds the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo renamed "Charia Hebdo" as he stands outside the damaged magazine's offices in Paris on 2 November 2011
French cartoonist Luz holds the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo renamed "Charia Hebdo" as he stands outside the damaged magazine's offices in Paris on 2 November 2011 Reuters/Benoit Tessier

For several weeks here in France, news-stands have been featuring an eyebrow-raising illustrated cartoon biography of Islam's prophet Mohammed. It’s the work of Charlie Hebdo, a satirical magazine whose past publications have brought it firebombings and death threats. RFI visits the controversial magazine.

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