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A Pakistani edition of the International New York Times in Islamabad on January 14, 2015, shows a blank section of a page that if printed, would report on the first issue of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo since a jihadist attack decimated its editorial staff last week. A statement at the bottom of the section reads 'The article was removed by our publishing alliance in Pakistan. The International New York Times and its editorial staff had no role in its removal'. The French satirical magazine published a picture of a weeping Mohammed under the title 'All is forgiven', holding up a sign reading 'Je suis Charlie' ('I am Charlie') in its first issue since many of its staff were killed in a gun attack last week in Paris. AFP PHOTO / AAMIR QURESHI

The first issue of Charlie Hebdo since the massacre at the satirical newspaper's Paris offices a week ago had an initial print run of 3 million copies, with the cover featuring an image of the Prophet Muhammad holding a "Je suis Charlie" sign.

Images of the new cover have been restricted in many majority-Muslim countries, but in Pakistan, even an article in the New York Times' international edition simply reporting on the new cover — not showing it — was blanked out.

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Beneath the blank space was the explanation: "The article was removed by our publishing alliance in Pakistan. The International New York Times and its editorial staff had no role in its removal."

The full caption from Getty Images:

A Pakistani edition of the International New York Times in Islamabad on January 14, 2015, shows a blank section of a page that if printed, would report on the first issue of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo since a jihadist attack decimated its editorial staff last week. A statement at the bottom of the section reads 'The article was removed by our publishing alliance in Pakistan. The International New York Times and its editorial staff had no role in its removal'. The French satirical magazine published a picture of a weeping Mohammed under the title 'All is forgiven', holding up a sign reading 'Je suis Charlie' ('I am Charlie') in its first issue since many of its staff were killed in a gun attack last week in Paris.

(H/T: @passantino)

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