Copenhagen’s Royal Library is working to acquire controversial cartoons of the Prophet Muhammed for its permanent collection. The 12 drawings would be preserved for posterity — but probably never put on display, to the dismay of some. A dozen of the most inflammatory newspaper sketches in history may soon share shelves with some of Denmark’s most prized historical documents. The Danish Royal Library, founded more than 350 years ago, is working to acquire 12 cartoons of Muhammad that angered Muslims and resulted in deadly riots worldwide in 2006. Andrew Curry reports.

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