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(CNN) - The Florida pastor who had planned to burn copies of the Quran on Saturday has called off the controversial event.
The Rev. Terry Jones of the Gainesville, Florida-based Dove World Outreach Center also announced Thursday that the imam who planned a mosque and Islamic center near ground zero in New York has agreed to move it to another location.
Jones said he will travel to New York on Saturday to meet with Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf.
The pastor appeared at an afternoon press conference with Imam Muhammad Musri of the Islamic Society of Central Florida.
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