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Tens of Thousands Rally Against Prophet Cartoons in Pakistan


At least 35,000 people have rallied in Pakistan's largest city, Karachi, to protest controversial cartoons depicting the Prophet Muhammad.

Shouting anti-American and anti-European slogans, the demonstrators marched through the city to denounce the cartoons, first published in Denmark last September.

A coalition of radical Islamic groups which opposes President Pervez Musharraf's support for the U.S.-led war on terror organized Sunday's rally. Hundreds of riot police closely watched the gathering but no violence was reported.

Some protests in Pakistan have turned deadly and at least five people died in rioting last month.

Some information for this report was provided by AP and Reuters.
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