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01/09/2015 12:07 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

The New Yorker's Cover Demonstrates 'Solidarité' With Charlie Hebdo

Three gunmen stormed the offices of satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo Wednesday morning, killing 12 people in one of the deadliest terrorist attacks on French soil in decades. Among the dead are prominent cartoonists Georges Wolinski, Jean Cabut, Bernard Verlhac, and the paper's editor/publisher Stéphane Charbonnier.

Following the attack, artists and illustrators took to social media to show solidarity with their departed colleagues, posting images that depict freedom of speech overcoming the thoughtless violence of the attack.

Thursday, The New Yorker followed suit, unveiling the cover of its Jan. 19 issue. Titled "Solidarité" and created by Spanish artist Ana Juan, the cover shows the steeple of Paris' iconic Eiffel Tower transformed into the tip of a pencil -- an image that has become something of a rallying cry around the slain cartoonists.

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