Long queues formed outside newsagents in Britain as the first issue of Charlie Hebdo since the deadly shootings in Paris went on sale.

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Customers queue to buy a copy of Charlie Hebdo, as it goes on sale at a French book shop in LondonLeon Neal/AFP

The 'survivors' edition' has a cover featuring the Prophet Mohammed holding a sign saying "Je suis Charlie" (I am Charlie) with the tagline "All is forgiven".

More than 1,000 copies were imported into Britain but these were nowhere near enough to cope with the demand.

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Customers queue early in the morning outside the French Bookshop in South Kensington, LondonLeon Neal/AFP
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Customers wait for La Page, a French book shop in South Kensington , to openLeon Neal/AFP
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A man poses with his copy of Charlie Hebdo while others queue for theirsLuke MacGregor/Reuters
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People queue to buy a copy of Charlie Hebdo as it goes on sale at a French book shop in LondonLuke MacGregor/Reuters
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A handwritten sign in a newspaper and magazine shop in Soho informs customers that it is not selling copies of Charlie HebdoPeter Nicholls/Reuters
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A customer reads a sign in the window of Forge News in Cheltenham, announcing they will not stock Charlie HebdoMatt Cardy/Getty Images

The weekly magazine usually prints 60,000 copies but the total print run for this issue has been increased to five million to satisfy the high demand.