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n this series of file images made from APTN video, Muntadar al-Zeidi, a correspondent for Al-Baghdadia television, foreground center, throws a shoe at U.S. President George W. Bush, background left, during a news conference in Baghdad with Iraq Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, background right, in this Sunday, Dec. 14, 2008 file photo. The man threw two shoes at Bush, one after another, and was then taken into custody. Neither man was hit. In Iraqi culture, throwing shoes at someone is a sign of contempt....

Iraqi shoe thrower due in court

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The Iraqi journalist who threw his shoes at ex-President George W. Bush faces trial next week for allegedly assaulting a foreign leader after an appellate court refused to reduce the charge, a judicial official said Sunday.

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