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julie bishop he drew first

From The Age.

A new cartoon sits on the crowded walls of Charlie Hebdo’s offices in Paris.

The image will be familiar to many Australians who followed the aftermath of the terrorist attack on the satirical magazine in January.

Canberra Times cartoonist David Pope’s stark, confronting “He drew first” pencil sketch, drawn while watching TV reports late at night after the shooting, went viral on social media within hours.

It was instantly, instinctively familiar to the staff at Charlie Hebdo, too.

Any of them could have drawn this, cartoonist and managing editor Riss said on Monday. “This is exactly how we felt and how we feel.”

The sketch, signed and framed, was presented to the staff of Charlie on Monday by foreign minister Julie Bishop, as a gesture of Australia’s sympathy and support.

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