Photo Gallery: Press Freedom Award for Mohammed Cartoonist
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Photo Gallery: Press Freedom Award for Mohammed Cartoonist

Award for Danish Muhammad Cartoonist Merkel Defends Press Freedom, Condemns Koran-Burning

Chancellor Angela Merkel has paid tribute to the courage of the Danish cartoonist Kurt Westergaard, whose caricature of the Prophet Muhammad sparked global protests by Muslims. She also condemned the planned burning of Korans by pastor Terry Jones, saying it was "disrespectful, even repugnant."
dgs -- with wire reports