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Hundreds of Pakistanis Protest Danish Cartoon


Hundreds of people took to the streets in Pakistan's major cities Friday, to protest the re-publication of a controversial Danish cartoon depicting the Prophet Muhammed.

In the capital, Islamabad, more than 300 students rallied outside a mosque, burning Danish flags and chanting slogans against Denmark. A similar protest was also held in Pakistan's biggest city in the south, Karachi.

Danish newspapers re-printed a cartoon of the Prophet Muhammed wearing a turban with a bomb in it last week. The papers said the publication was an expression of freedom after police foiled a plot to murder the cartoonist.

The drawing caused bloody riots across the Muslim world when it was originally published two years ago.

Islamic law generally prohibits any images or depiction of the Prophet.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP.