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New York Daily News Blurs Charlie Hebdo Muhammed Cover

The New York Daily News blurred a controversial cover of Charlie Hebdo in an article about the attack on the French magazine’s offices this morning.

The photo was part of a series taken by Agence France-Presse/Getty photographer Alexander Klein of Charlie Hebdo editor Stéphane Charbonnier standing amidst the rubble of his office following a firebombing in 2011. Charbonnier, who was killed in this morning’s attack along with eleven others, is seen holding the offending cover, which depicted a caricature of the Islamic prophet Muhammed.

Below is the Daily News photo, followed by a similar one from the same reel:

A screengrab appearing to show a similar blurring by the Telegraph that was passed around Wednesday morning could not be confirmed by Mediaite.

The blurring is in marked contrast to the Daily Beast, which published a gallery of the magazine’s most offensive covers. (Mediaite ran the offending covers as well.)

Mediaite has reached out to the Daily News for comment and will update this post accordingly.

[Image via Alexander Klein / Agence France-Presse/Getty]

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