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Some news outlets are now censoring Charlie Hebdo's Muhammad cartoons

News outlets including The Associated Press and The Telegraph are censoring some of Charlie Hebdo's covers following Wednesday's attack.

Most notably, AP, the world's largest news collective, announced Wednesday that it is deleting its photos of Charlie Hebdo covers mocking the Prophet Muhammad. The Charlie Hebdo office was attacked by masked gunmen on Wednesday, and 12 people, including the newspaper's editor in chief as well as several cartoonists, were killed.

"It's been our policy for years that we refrain from moving deliberately provocative images," AP spokesman Paul Colford told BuzzFeed. Colford added that AP cropped a staff-taken image to exclude a cartoon from a Charlie Hebdo cover, and it removed three other controversial photos from its image system.

Other news organizations, including the U.K.-based Telegraph and the New York Daily News, cropped or pixelated Charlie Hebdo covers that showed the Prophet Muhammad.