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WASHINGTON, DC - An advertisement depicting dozens of planes heading into Lower Manhattan that reads "The Tsunami Killed 100 Times More People Than 9/11" has ticked off one or two Americans! 

World Wildlife Fund issued the following statement in response to an ad posted on several Internet sites that has been inaccurately linked their organization and contains messages and images related to the events of 9-11.

"WWF strongly condemns this offensive and tasteless ad and did not authorize its production or publication. It is our understanding that it was a concept offered by an outside advertising agency in Brazil. The concept was summarily rejected by WWF and should never have seen the light of day. It is an unauthorized use of our logo and we are aggressively pursuing action to have it removed from websites where it is being currently featured. We strongly condemn the messages and the images portrayed in this ad. On behalf of WWF, here in the US and around the world, we can promise you this ad does not in any way reflect the thoughts and feelings of the people of our organization."

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