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September 19, 2012 8:39 am

France to Close Embassies After Magazine Publishes Mohammed Cartoons

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Debris outside the paper's offices following a November 2011 attack. Photo: Pierre-Yves Beaudouin.

France 24 – The French foreign ministry announced Wednesday that France will close 20 of its embassies in Muslim countries this Friday following the publication of controversial Prophet Mohammed cartoons by satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo. Major protests in the Muslim world generally take place after Friday prayers.

The illustrations, which show the Prophet Mohammed naked and refer to the incendiary US-made film which has been fueling deadly unrest among Muslim communities for over a week, hit newsstands across France on Wednesday.

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