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About 50-Thousand Rally in Pakistan in Protest of Prophet Cartoons

March 5, 2006 - Posted at 1:08 p.m. CST

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) _ Those cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad

continue drawing protests.

About 50-thousand people in southern Pakistan have rallied

against the drawings, with many chanting ``Hang those who insulted

the prophet.'' Chants of ``Death to America'' were also heard,

along with ones referring to Pakistan's president.

There was no violence, as hundreds of riot police lined the road

in Karachi. Rioting in Pakistan killed at least five people last

month.

One of the drawings shows the prophet wearing a bomb-shaped

turban. Islamic tradition bars showing Muhammad at all, whether

favorably or unfavorably.

(Copyright 2006 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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