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  9/19/2012, Tishrei 3, 5773

Post-Caricature: France Closes Embassies

France will close embassies in 20 countries following the publication of cartoons mocking Islam in a French paper, France 24 reports. The paper, Charlie Hebdo, published the images Wednesday.

Tensions are already high in many Muslim states over an American film insulting Islam. The movie was cited as the cause for several violent riots, a bombing in Afghanistan, and the murder of a U.S. ambassador and other embassy staff in Libya.