Iraqi television reporter Munthader al-Zaidi tries to hit President George W. Bush with one of his shoes. Keystone
A shoe is raised during a protest against the visit to Iraq of US President George W. Bush in the Shiite stronghold of Sadr City in Baghdad. (AP Photo/Karim Kadim) Keystone
Children play with shoes owned by Iraqi journalist Munthader al-Zaidi outside his Baghdad apartment.(AP Photo/Hadi Mizban) Keystone
Protestors flung hundreds of shoes at the gates of Downing Street in London in January 2009 demonstrating against Israeli airstrikes on Gaza.(AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth) Keystone
Demonstrators hurled shoes, paint and fruit against the entrance of a UBS bank in Basel in January 2009 over the Davos World Economic Forum and bankers' bonuses. (Keystone/Patrick Straub) Keystone
A security guard picks up a shoe that was thrown towards Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao at Cambridge University in February 2009. (AP Photo/Darren Staples) Keystone
Protesters marching against President Nicolas Sarkozy's education reforms in Saint-Lo, France, on January 12, 2009. The placard reads "Sarkozy, we are not your clumpy boots", and also can be translated as "Sarkozy, we are not your yes-men". (AP Photo/David Vincent) Keystone
Marjorie Mather, 91, reacts after hitting a picture of President George W. Bush with a paint-covered shoe in Ashland, Oregon, United States, on January 2, 2009. (AP photo/Ashland Daily Tidings/Jamie Lusch) Keystone
Men play basketball using a shoe in Antwerp, Belgium, on December 31, 2008 during a demonstration against the Israeli attack on Gaza. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo) Keystone
A Turkish man holds a model of shoe as he marches to the US embassy in Ankara, Turkey, to protest against the invasion in Iraq and to express solidarity with Iraqi journalist Munthader al-Zaidi. (AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici) Keystone
Anti-war protesters throw shoes at a fellow demonstrator wearing a prison uniform and mask of President George W. Bush outside the White House in Washington, on December 17, 2008. (AP Photo) Keystone
Iraqi children play near a statue built in Tikrit, north of Baghdad, for Iraqi journalist Munthader al-Zaidi.(EPA) Keystone
Munthader al-Zaidi's defiant act made him a hero in the Arab world and inspired similar protests.
This content was published on October 19, 2009 - 17:36
On December 14, 2008 Zaidi threw both of his size ten shoes at former president George W. Bush during a news conference in Baghdad to protest the US presence in Iraq. According to Arab tradition, throwing shoes and calling the intended target a dog is a double insult.