In this cover, the newspaper called itself an irresponsible newspaper, and likening itself to a Neanderthal, claiming that the invention of humor is the process of adding fuel to the fire.
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"The socialist party has chosen its maid." (François Hollande vacuums up Nicolas Sarkozy)
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"Gay marriage is so last year!"
"Let's go for gay divorce now!"
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Mitt Romney seen yelling, "For the White House, an actual white!" during the 2012 election in which he ran against President Barack Obama. To the right, French leaders Francois Fillon and Jean-Francois Copé hold a sign that says "no immigrants can vote."
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"We don't have prostitutes any more. Thank god, we still have Miss France."
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Osama bin Laden in a late Elvis costume. "Bin Laden is alive!"
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"Where are our taxes going?"
Missile: "On Syrians' faces."
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Hollande sits in lifeguard chair and says, "We don't move," while everyone in the water drowns.
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"The postal service is being privatized?"
Rope (presumably for hanging): "I am your new human resources department"
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Charlie Hebdo criticized Europe being ruled by banks. Here Hitler shown saying, "I'm an idiot! I should have worked at the BNP!" (One of the largest banks in France.)
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Sunday, May 6, 2012, one minute before the election results - France prepares to flick away Sarkozy.
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First official photo of newly elected Hollande, pushing Sarkozy into a meat grinder.
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Depicted: Marine Le Pen, leader of the far right Front National party. "The new model for John Galliano." Galliano, portrayed in background, made anti-Semitic remarks just before Paris Fashion Week in 2011.
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After Gerard Depardieu decided to leave France for Belgium to avoid taxes, Charlie Hebdo published a cover asking if Belgium had the capacity to welcome the entire world's cholesterol.
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After an armed man entered French newspaper Libration's offices in Paris in 2013, injuring one staff member, Charlie Hebdo published this cover which reads: The press is doing fine. It excites jerks."
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