A newspaper has apologised for depicting Muslims celebrating the end of Ramadan on its front page on September 11.

The Portland Press Herald featured a front-page photo of people praying at the end of the Muslim holy month on the ninth anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the U.S.

The paper's editor and publisher was forced to issue an apology to readers who complained saying they were offended by the coverage.

The newspaper covered the end of Ramadan last Saturday and published its coverage of events around the country marking the anniversary of the terrorist attacks the following day.

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