A picture posted on the Facebook page of Roland Martinez has been shared over 29,000 times. He wrote that he found the can while helping shut down one of the bases in Iraq.
Pepsi has seen thousands of comments on the company's Facebook page from people upset over the design.
Pepsi's response on Facebook says: "The image was intended to portray the growth of active cities (such as Dubai) in the region. It is one of two local Diet Pepsi can designs from our Middle East/Africa region, which was created by a South African design agency. We understand from some of our consumers that the design can be misinterpreted, which was never our intention. We have taken action to change the design of the can."
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