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Muslims form 'Ring of peace' at Oslo synagogue

Published 1741 GMT (0141 HKT) February 22, 2015
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More than 1,000 people formed a "ring of peace" around the Norwegian capital's synagogue on February 21, 2015. Young Muslims took the initiative after a series of attacks against Jews in Europe. AP Photo/Hakon Mosvold Larsen/NTB Scanpix
The peaceful protest follows the shooting at a free speech debate and synagogue in Denmark that left two people dead and five wounded. AP Photo/Hakon Mosvold Larsen/NTB Scanpix
In January, terrorists killed 19 people over three days in Paris, including attacks on the Charlie Hebdo satirical newspaper and on a Kosher grocery. Last week five teens were charged with vandalizing a Jewish cemetery in eastern France. AP Photo/Hakon Mosvold Larsen/NTB Scanpix
Anti-Semitism has increased in Europe, especially since the most recent Gaza conflict and the rise of ISIS in Syria and Iraq. AP Photo/Hakon Mosvold Larsen/NTB Scanpix