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Cyrus McGoldrick, advocacy director for the Council on American-Islamic Relations, makes a photo with his cell phone of an anti-Muslim poster on Monday, Sept. 24, 2012, in New York's Times Square subway station. A federal court forced the Metropolitan Transportation Authority to run the ad by blogger Pamela Geller, executive director of the American Freedom Defense Initiative, saying it was protected speech under the First Amendment. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
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Cyrus McGoldrick, advocacy director for the Council on American-Islamic Relations, makes a photo with his cell phone of an anti-Muslim poster on Monday, Sept. 24, 2012, in New York's Times Square subway station. A federal court forced the Metropolitan Transportation Authority to run the ad by blogger Pamela Geller, executive director of the American Freedom Defense Initiative, saying it was protected speech under the First Amendment. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

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