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This Charlie Hebdo Cover Everyone Is Sharing Is Brilliant But It's Fake

The image spread across social media on Friday, claiming to be the cover of next week's issue. It's actually by a French television programme.

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This image purporting to be a Charlie Hebdo cover is going viral on social media, with people claiming it is the next front cover of the satirical magazine.

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The text, appearing to be a job advert, reads: "Urgently looking for six cartoonists".

Twelve individuals were killed in Wednesday's attack on the Charlie Hebdo offices.

But it's actually a fake cover mocked-up in tribute to the magazine's staff by Les Guignols de l'info, a satirical French TV show.

#PPD "L'événement c'est cette bonne nouvelle, Charlie Hebdo paraîtra la semaine prochaine, on découvre la couverture"

Les Guignols@LesGuignolsFollow

#PPD "L'événement c'est cette bonne nouvelle, Charlie Hebdo paraîtra la semaine prochaine, on découvre la couverture"

6:53 PM - 08 Jan 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

The episode in question was broadcast on French television station Canal+ on Thursday night and can be watched here.

Despite losing many of its staff Charlie Hebdo will be returning to print next week, with a massively expanded print run of one million copies.

Jim Waterson is a politics editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.

Contact Jim Waterson at jim.waterson@buzzfeed.com.

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