Jyllands-Posten's Flemming Rose, responsible for the 12 Muhammad cartoons that created global controversy, was given a coveted press award Thursday evening.

The newspaper editor who commissioned the caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad that sparked international protests was late Thursday awarded a prize by Denmark's national press club.

Flemming Rose was the culture editor of daily Jyllands-Posten in 2005 when he published 12 satirical cartoons of the Islamic prophet, triggering deadly protests in some Muslim countries.

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