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Kim Kardashian cut out of photo for ultra-Orthodox news website in Israel

  • This combination of two images shows a photo released by the Jerusalem Mayor's Office with Kim Kardashian, left, Kanye West, center, and Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat, right, at a Jerusalem restaurant during their visit on Monday, April 13, 2015, top, and a screen shot from the ultra-Orthodox Kikar HaShabbat website manipulated to obscure Kardashian. Nissim Ben Haim, an editor at the website, said Wednesday, April 15, 2015, they removed Kardashian because she is a "pornographic symbol" who contradicts ultra-Orthodox values. (Sapir Peles/Jerusalem Municipality spokesman's office and Kikar HaShabbat website via AP)

    This combination of two images shows a photo released by the Jerusalem Mayor's Office with Kim Kardashian, left, Kanye West, center, and Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat, right, at a Jerusalem restaurant during their visit on Monday, April 13, 2015, top, and a screen shot from the ultra-Orthodox Kikar HaShabbat website manipulated to obscure Kardashian. Nissim Ben Haim, an editor at the website, said Wednesday, April 15, 2015, they removed Kardashian because she is a "pornographic symbol" who contradicts ultra-Orthodox values. (Sapir Peles/Jerusalem Municipality spokesman's office and Kikar HaShabbat website via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • Kim Kardashian, a US reality TV star, and her husband Kanye West holding their daughter North West, walk inside Armenian St. James Cathedral, in Jerusalem, Monday, April 13, 2015. Kim Kardashian, along with husband West, their daughter, North West, and her sister, Khloe, arrived to Israel on a private visit.  (AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean)

    Kim Kardashian, a US reality TV star, and her husband Kanye West holding their daughter North West, walk inside Armenian St. James Cathedral, in Jerusalem, Monday, April 13, 2015. Kim Kardashian, along with husband West, their daughter, North West, and her sister, Khloe, arrived to Israel on a private visit. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean)  (The Associated Press)

An Israeli ultra-Orthodox Jewish news website has cut Kim Kardashian — one of the world's most photographed women — from a photo taken of her in Jerusalem this week.

The original photo of Kardashian, her husband Kanye West and Jerusalem's Mayor Nir Barkat was altered to put Kardashian behind a restaurant receipt. Kardashian was blurred in another.

Nissim Ben Haim, an editor at the Kikar HaShabbat website, said Wednesday they removed Kardashian because she is a "pornographic symbol" who contradicts ultra-Orthodox values.

In an article chiding Barkat for dining with them at a non-kosher restaurant, Kardashian was referred to as "West's wife."

Within the insular Ultra-Orthodox community, pictures of women often aren't shown out of modesty. In January, an ultra-Orthodox newspaper removed German chancellor Angela Merkel from a photo.