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Shoe thrown at shoe-thrower

<p>Muntazer al-Zaidi (R) reacts as a shoe is thrown at him during a news conference in Paris, December 1, 2009. Zaidi, an Iraqi reporter imprisoned for throwing his shoes at then President George W. Bush, found himself on the receiving end of a similar footwear attack in Paris on Tuesday. 



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Muntazer al-Zaidi (R) reacts as a shoe is thrown at him during a news conference in Paris, December 1, 2009. Zaidi, an Iraqi reporter imprisoned for throwing his shoes at then President George W. Bush, found himself on the receiving end of a similar...more

Muntazer al-Zaidi (R) reacts as a shoe is thrown at him during a news conference in Paris, December 1, 2009. Zaidi, an Iraqi reporter imprisoned for throwing his shoes at then President George W. Bush, found himself on the receiving end of a similar footwear attack in Paris on Tuesday. REUTERS/Reuters TV

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<p>Journalists scuffle after a man (2nd L) threw a shoe at Muntazer al-Zaidi during a news conference in Paris, December 1, 2009. French media said the attacker was an exiled Iraqi journalist who spoke in defence of U.S. policy, accusing Zaidi of siding with a dictatorship, before throwing his shoe. 


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Journalists scuffle after a man (2nd L) threw a shoe at Muntazer al-Zaidi during a news conference in Paris, December 1, 2009. French media said the attacker was an exiled Iraqi journalist who spoke in defence of U.S. policy, accusing Zaidi of siding...more

Journalists scuffle after a man (2nd L) threw a shoe at Muntazer al-Zaidi during a news conference in Paris, December 1, 2009. French media said the attacker was an exiled Iraqi journalist who spoke in defence of U.S. policy, accusing Zaidi of siding with a dictatorship, before throwing his shoe. REUTERS/Reuters TV

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<p>Muntazer al-Zaidi at a news conference in Paris just before a shoe was thrown at him, December 1, 2009. 



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Muntazer al-Zaidi at a news conference in Paris just before a shoe was thrown at him, December 1, 2009. REUTERS/Reuters TV

Muntazer al-Zaidi at a news conference in Paris just before a shoe was thrown at him, December 1, 2009. REUTERS/Reuters TV

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<p>A man gestures after throwing a shoe at Muntazer al-Zaidi during a news conference in Paris, December 1, 2009. 



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A man gestures after throwing a shoe at Muntazer al-Zaidi during a news conference in Paris, December 1, 2009. REUTERS/Reuters TV

A man gestures after throwing a shoe at Muntazer al-Zaidi during a news conference in Paris, December 1, 2009. REUTERS/Reuters TV

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<p>Then President George W. Bush ducks a shoe during a news conference in Baghdad, December 14, 2008. 



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Then President George W. Bush ducks a shoe during a news conference in Baghdad, December 14, 2008. REUTERS/Reuters TV

Then President George W. Bush ducks a shoe during a news conference in Baghdad, December 14, 2008. REUTERS/Reuters TV

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<p>Security personnel tackle a man who threw a shoe at then President George W. Bush in Baghdad, December 14, 2008. 



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Security personnel tackle a man who threw a shoe at then President George W. Bush in Baghdad, December 14, 2008. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Security personnel tackle a man who threw a shoe at then President George W. Bush in Baghdad, December 14, 2008. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

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<p>Then President George W. Bush urges everyone to calm down after a shoe was thrown by a reporter during a news conference in Baghdad, December 14, 2008. 



REUTERS/ Thaier al-Sudani</p>

Then President George W. Bush urges everyone to calm down after a shoe was thrown by a reporter during a news conference in Baghdad, December 14, 2008. REUTERS/ Thaier al-Sudani

Then President George W. Bush urges everyone to calm down after a shoe was thrown by a reporter during a news conference in Baghdad, December 14, 2008. REUTERS/ Thaier al-Sudani

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<p>A Lebanese man carries a placard in solidarity with Iraqi reporter Muntazer al-Zaidi during a gathering at the Lebanese Journalist Syndicate in Beirut, December 16, 2008. 



REUTERS/ Sharif Karim </p>

A Lebanese man carries a placard in solidarity with Iraqi reporter Muntazer al-Zaidi during a gathering at the Lebanese Journalist Syndicate in Beirut, December 16, 2008. REUTERS/ Sharif Karim

A Lebanese man carries a placard in solidarity with Iraqi reporter Muntazer al-Zaidi during a gathering at the Lebanese Journalist Syndicate in Beirut, December 16, 2008. REUTERS/ Sharif Karim

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<p>A protester hits another protester, dressed in a George W. Bush costume, in the head with a shoe during a demonstration in front of the White House, December 17, 2008. 



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A protester hits another protester, dressed in a George W. Bush costume, in the head with a shoe during a demonstration in front of the White House, December 17, 2008. REUTERS/Molly Riley

A protester hits another protester, dressed in a George W. Bush costume, in the head with a shoe during a demonstration in front of the White House, December 17, 2008. REUTERS/Molly Riley

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<p>A journalist throws his shoe at India's Home Minister Palaniappan Chidambaram during a news conference in New Delhi, April 7, 2009. 



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A journalist throws his shoe at India's Home Minister Palaniappan Chidambaram during a news conference in New Delhi, April 7, 2009. REUTERS/ANI TV

A journalist throws his shoe at India's Home Minister Palaniappan Chidambaram during a news conference in New Delhi, April 7, 2009. REUTERS/ANI TV

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<p>A statue built for Iraqi journalist Muntazer al-Zaidi, who hurled his shoes at then President George W. Bush, in  Tikrit, January 27, 2009. 



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A statue built for Iraqi journalist Muntazer al-Zaidi, who hurled his shoes at then President George W. Bush, in Tikrit, January 27, 2009. REUTERS/Sabah al-Bazee

A statue built for Iraqi journalist Muntazer al-Zaidi, who hurled his shoes at then President George W. Bush, in Tikrit, January 27, 2009. REUTERS/Sabah al-Bazee

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<p>A protester beats a picture of then President George W. Bush with his shoe during a protest in front of the US embassy near Beirut, April 1, 2005. 



REUTERS/Damir Sagolj</p>

A protester beats a picture of then President George W. Bush with his shoe during a protest in front of the US embassy near Beirut, April 1, 2005. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

A protester beats a picture of then President George W. Bush with his shoe during a protest in front of the US embassy near Beirut, April 1, 2005. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

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<p>Leftist protesters display shoes as they protest in front of the U.S. Embassy in Ankara, December 18, 2008. 



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Leftist protesters display shoes as they protest in front of the U.S. Embassy in Ankara, December 18, 2008. REUTERS/Umit Bektas

Leftist protesters display shoes as they protest in front of the U.S. Embassy in Ankara, December 18, 2008. REUTERS/Umit Bektas

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<p>A boot flies into a basketball net with a portrait of former President George W. Bush during a mock protest in Moscow, April 1, 2009. Protesters also threw boots at portraits of other politicians like Ukraine's President Viktor Yushchenko and Georgia's President Mikheil Saakashvili. 



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A boot flies into a basketball net with a portrait of former President George W. Bush during a mock protest in Moscow, April 1, 2009. Protesters also threw boots at portraits of other politicians like Ukraine's President Viktor Yushchenko and...more

A boot flies into a basketball net with a portrait of former President George W. Bush during a mock protest in Moscow, April 1, 2009. Protesters also threw boots at portraits of other politicians like Ukraine's President Viktor Yushchenko and Georgia's President Mikheil Saakashvili. REUTERS/Andrei Stenin

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