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Nov. 2, 2011: A police officer stands in front of the headquarters of satiric French newspaper Charlie Hebdo, that "invited" the Prophet Muhammad as a guest editor this week, in Paris.

Nov. 2, 2011: A police officer stands in front of the headquarters of satiric French newspaper Charlie Hebdo, that "invited" the Prophet Muhammad as a guest editor this week, in Paris.  (AP2011)

PARIS-- The satirical French newspaper whose offices were firebombed this week has started a blog since its website and Facebook page are inaccessible.

Charlie Hebdo also released more print copies of the weekly on Friday after newsstands sold out of the special edition, which was "guest edited" by the Prophet Muhammad.

No one was injured in the attack and the protests so far have been limited to the Web, but there are concerns that the spoof could trigger a wave of violent demonstrations.

Under the headline, "The Internet's Homeless," the editors of Charlie Hebdo described in their first post Thursday how they will continue to publish.

The paper's offices were destroyed early Wednesday just hours before the edition appeared. Employees are working on next week's print edition from the offices of the French daily Liberation.

Charlie Hebdo's Internet presence has also been the victim of hackers. Its website is still down, and the editors said on their blog that they can't access their Facebook page, where thousands of users posted angry comments and apparently "reported" the page as offensive.

It wasn't clear if that's why the editors were denied access to the page. Facebook did not immediately respond to requests for comment.