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Ad campaign wears thin on critics

November 20, 2011
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The Italian clothing company Benetton has been heavily criticized by the Vatican for using an image of Pope Benedict XVI kissing an imam on the mouth in its latest shock advertising campaign. The controversial image, which was hung from a bridge near the holy city Thursday morning, shows the Pope making out with Ahmed Mohamed el-Tayeb, one of Islam's leading figures.

 
 

 

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