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In pictures: Cartoon outrage

A Danish flag with a black footprint painted on it

Protesters have taken to the streets in many Arab countries to vent their fury at the publication by a Danish newspaper of caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad.

Kuwaitis protest outside the Danish embassy in Gaza on 28 January

Danish embassies have been besieged - as happened here in Kuwait.

A Palestinian gunman holds the Koran in a protest outside the EU mission in Gaza

Palestinian gunmen raided the EU's office in Gaza to demand an apology.

In the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, Shia clerics burned the Danish flag.

In the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, Shia clerics burned the Danish flag.

Two Yemeni women hold placards calling for a boycott of Danish goods

These Yemeni women held placards urging a boycott of Danish goods amid a growing backlash against the country.

An employee removes Danish goods from the shelves of an Egyptian supermarket

Some Danish companies have been hard-hit by the boycott. Here an Egyptian employee removes Danish products from supermarket shelves.

Arab League Secretary General Amr Moussa surrounded by journalists

Ministers from 17 Arab countries urged Denmark to punish the newspaper. Arab League head Amr Moussa, who attended the Arab ministers' meeting, criticised the European press.


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