Iraqis burn an effigy of Pope Benedict XVI during a demonstration, in Basra, Iraq's second-largest city, 550 kilometers (340 miles) southeast of Baghdad, Monday Sept.18, 2006.The demonstration was against his speech last week in Germany, particularly his quoting of a medieval text that characterized some of the teachings of Islam's founder as Iraqis burn an effigy of Pope Benedict XVI during a demonstration, in Basra, Iraq's second-largest city, 550 kilometers (340 miles) southeast of Baghdad, Monday Sept.18, 2006.The demonstration was against his speech last week in Germany, particularly his quoting of a medieval text that characterized some of the teachings of Islam's founder as "evil and inhuman" and referred to spreading Islam "by the sword." Benedict said Sunday that he is "deeply sorry" his remarks on Islam. (AP Photo/Nabil Al- Jurani)
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