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US film protests bring boom for Pakistan flag makers

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As Pakistan's mullahs railed against a US-made anti-Islam film, Naveed Haider's print works went into overdrive, running off hundreds of US flags for angry protesters to burn at demonstrations. 

Pakistani shopkeeper Nadeem Mahmood Shah shows a US flag to a customer at his shop in Rawalpindi. The boom in the flag market, sold mostly to demonstrators hoping to burn them at protests, has accompanied a surge in anti-American feeling in Pakistan.

Weeks of protests in Pakistan over the crudely made "Innocence of Muslims" have killed more than 20 people and caused serious damage to major cities, but for Haider business is booming.

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