French outrage over tricolour bottom-wiping photograph
The picture was hastily withdrawn after numerous complaints
France's justice minister has called for legal action to be taken against a man who was photographed wiping his bottom with the French flag.
Michele Alliot-Marie said it was unacceptable for the tricolour to be insulted in this way, and called for those responsible to be prosecuted.
Her response came after the photograph was displayed in a competition run by the media retailer, FNAC.
The image won a special mention in the "politically incorrect" category.