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Hezbollah supporters rally against anti-Islam film

BEIRUT (AP) -- Hezbollah's leader has made a rare public appearance at a rally in Beirut denouncing an anti-Islam film that has provoked a week of unrest in Muslim countries worldwide.

Hassan Nasrallah does not usually appear in public for fear of assassination. He called for Monday's protests in Beirut, saying the U.S. must be held accountable for the film because it was produced in America.

He is speaking to a crowd of tens of thousands of supporters.

Protesters including white-turbaned Muslim clerics and thousands of other men and women are massing in Hezbollah strongholds south of Beirut.

Most of the men tied headbands around their foreheads in green and yellow - the colors of Hezbollah - with the words "at your service God's prophet" written on them.

Many Muslims are angry because the film denigrates Islam's Prophet Muhammad.



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