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Charlie Hebdo is a French satirical weekly newspaper, featuring cartoons, reports, polemics and jokes. Irreverent and stridently non-conformist in tone, the publication has a strongly antireligious, left-wing, publishing articles on the extreme right, Catholicism, Islam, Judaism, politics, culture, etc.. According to its editor, Charb, the magazine's editorial viewpoint reflects "all components of left wing pluralism, and even abstainers". It first appeared from 1969 to 1981; it folded, but was resurrected in 1992. As of 2012 the editor is Charb. His predecessors are François Cavanna and Philippe Val. The magazine is published every Wednesday, with special editions issued on an unscheduled basis. (via Freebase)