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Last Updated: Monday, 18 September 2006, 15:17 GMT 16:17 UK
In pictures: Fresh anti-Pope protests

Anti-Pope protest in Jakarta

Muslims have staged yet more protests over comments on Islam quoted by Pope Benedict XVI in a speech in Germany last week. This image is from a march in Jakarta, Indonesia.

Women holding placards denouncing the Pope in Pakistan

In Pakistan many women joined the demonstrations, holding placards describing the comments as the opening salvo in a crusade.

Women protesting against Pope's comments in Amman

There were similar scenes in the Jordanian capital Amman.

Men carrying huge copy of the Koran in Basra

In Basra, Iraq, a large copy of the Koran was carried by protesters...

Men burning effigy of Pope in Basra

And crowds cheered as an effigy of the Pope and a German flag were set alight.

Men burning effigy of Pope in Kashmir

There were similar scenes in Pakistani-controlled Kashmir, where an effigy of the Pope was also burned.

Security guards outside the Church of the Nativity in Basra

The protests have sparked a tightening of security around Christian sites in Israel and the Palestinian territories, as can be seen at the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem.

Burned Catholic church in Tulkarm in the West Bank

A number of churches in Palestinian areas have been attacked. This one in the West Bank town of Tulkarm was gutted by fire.

Security checks at Castel Gandolfo, the Pope's summer residence

Security has also increased in Italy and the Vatican City. Here pilgrims attending a Mass at the Pope's summer residence Castel Gandolfo are thoroughly searched.






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