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Parisians Tell Us Why They Wanted To Buy Charlie Hebdo

Although Charlie Hebdo distributed about 700,000 copies Wednesday, many newsstands in Paris sold out in the early hours of the morning. Here's why some people lined up to try to buy the magazine.

Posted on January 14, 2015, at 5:59 a.m. ET

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"Freedom of thought!"

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"Patriotism, freedom of the press #jesuisCharlie"

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"To remember the people who gave their life for freedom. I'm thinking of you."

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"So that freedom in France and elsewhere never dies"

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"Not giving up in front of obscurantism."

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"In homage to the victims."

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"Everyone in the world needs peace, we, even as foreigners, we are France today. "

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"I would like to buy #Charlie because freedom of speech will live forever! Vittoria, Italy."

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"For the freedom of the press. I am Charlie."

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"Defiance against fear! Assertion of freedom!"

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"For the protection of a fundamental and inalienable freedom!!!"

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"I bought Charlie before the attacks."

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"Because it's a gesture, even small, that links me to millions of others. It's supporting a free organ, and a way for me to stay awake. I will repeat this gesture at every occasion — and long live freedom"

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"On Wednesday 7 of January 2015, a death we rarely mentioned: off-beat humor. Let's make it live again. 'Attacking symbols': the first degree of semiology... —Guillaume, academic, image specialist."

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"Liberty

Equality

Fraternity

I am Charlie."

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