Photo Gallery Cartoon Related Unrest in the Muslim World

Muslims around the world are outraged by Muhammad caricatures published in a number of European newspapers. The conflict pits respect for religion against freedom of the press.
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Danish products have been boycotted throughout the Muslim world because the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten published caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad last September. Here, a man in Bahrain browses a shelf full of unsold Danish dairy products.

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Palestinian protesters painted a Danish flag on a sidewalk in the West Bank city of Hebron on Thursday to protest the caricatures. Palestinian gunmen warned on Thursday that they would target citizens of France, Norway, Denmark and Germany after papers in these countries all published the caricatures.

Foto: AP
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Palestinian militants briefly surrounded the European Commission's office in Gaza City on Thursday. Here, two members of the militant group Al-Yasser Brigades (formerly known as the al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades), which is linked to President Mahmoud Abbas's Fatah movement, stand atop a gate surrounding the compound.

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Muslim hardliners attempted to occupy the Danish embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia on Friday. While they didn't make it to the embassy -- located on the 25th floor of a high-rise building -- they did steal the flag and set it on fire on the sidewalk outside.

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Protesters in Yemen took to the streets to register their outrage against the Muhammad caricatures. Here, Yemeni women are calling for a boycott of Danish products. The major Danish dairy Arla has said its sales in the Middle East have fallen to almost zero.

Foto: AFP
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Shiite clerics burn a flag in Baghdad on Wednesday. Both Shiite and Sunni religious leaders called for more protests in Iraq following the Friday prayer.

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A Jordanian Muslim woman in Amman poses with a text message received on her mobile phone saying, "If we keep boycotting Danish products until next summer they will lose at least €36 billion."

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Syrian Muslims held a sit-in in front of the Danish embassy in Damascus on Tuesday.

Foto: AFP
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Protesters in Jakarta shout anti-Denmark slogans after hardliners attempted to occupy the Danish embassy there. Denmark is pulling out personnel from a number of its embassies in Muslim countries.

Foto: DPA
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Members of the Islamic Jihad carrying posters depicting US President George W. Bush and -- a newcomer to such hate -- Denmark Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen in a Gaza City protest on Tuesday.

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The French daily France Soir published a number of the Muhammad caricatures on Thursday -- a decision that led to the firing of its editor in chief. Here, two Canadian journalists read the tabloid in Paris. Muslims are demanding an apology from the French government in addition to other European governments of countries whose papers printed the cartoons.

Foto: AP
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The Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten kicked off the scandal in September by commissioning cartoonists to come up with Muhammad caricatures. The paper's headquarters in the Danish city of Aarhus were evacuated on Tuesday evening after receiving a bomb threat.