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Jews and Muslims protest at Germany circumcision ruling

9 September 2012 Last updated at 19:06 BST

Jewish and Muslim organisations have staged a joint protest in Berlin over a regional court's ruling that the circumcision of young boys constituted bodily harm.

The protest was prompted by the news that a rabbi in Bavaria was being investigated over the practice.

The ruling on circumcision was handed down by a court in Cologne in June.

However, the German government has since announced it will legislate to explicitly legalise the practice.

Steve Evans reports.