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In pictures: Cartoon protests

Protesters in Lahore, Pakistan

Protests have spread across the Muslim world over the publication in Europe of cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad.

Protesters burn a Danish flag in Jakarta, Indonesia

In Indonesia, protesters pelted the lobby of the Danish embassy with eggs and burnt Denmark's flag in the street.

Protesters burn an effigy of Danish Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen, in Multan, Pakistan

Effigies of the prime minister of Denmark - where the cartoons were first published - were burnt in Pakistan.

Iraqi Shia Muslims stamp on a painting of the Danish flag in Najaf

Iraqi, Egyptian and Palestinian Islamic groups have called for further demonstrations as Muslims attend Friday prayers.

Palestinian militants surround the EU offices in Gaza

Palestinian gunmen surrounded EU offices in Gaza to demand an apology from the countries publishing the cartoons.

A shop owner in Hebron, in the West Bank, takes Danish milk powder off the shelves

Many shopkeepers are backing a Muslim boycott of Danish goods that has led to a damaging slump in some firms' sales.

An angry protester is held back in front of the Danish embassy

The caricatures have aroused strong emotions because Islamic tradition bans depictions of the Prophet or Allah.

A woman in the West Bank town of Hebron walks over a Danish flag

Danish Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen is to meet ambassadors from Muslim countries to try to calm the row.


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