In New York, the proposal to build an Islamic cultural centre near the site of the September 11, 2001, attacks continues to dominate US headlines.

There have been two separate rallies in the city - by both supporters and opponents.

The dispute has taken on political significance, with opposition Republicans using the issue to attack Barack Obama, the US president, ahead of legislative elections.

Al Jazeera's John Terrett reports from the rallies.

Source: Al Jazeera