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The Internet erupted when Google honored Veterans' Day with a rather banal tweaking of its logo to include a waving American flag and a shining sun. But many were furious over the way the flag covered part of the "e"--making it look sort of like a crescent moon. It was a symbol of Islam, some said, and thus "distasteful" or even "hateful."
But Thursday was far from the first time Google's "doodles" have caused a digital firestorm. Check out our gallery for some of the controversial doodles ever to grace American computer screens.
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is the former politics editor for The Wire