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Protests Erupt in Afghanistan over Reports of Quran Burning

Angry crowds burn tires and throw rocks outside the US-run military base.

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Afghan men stand near tires set on fire during a protest outside the U.S. military base in Bagram, north of Kabul February 21, 2012. (REUTERS)
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Afghan men stand near tires set on fire during a protest outside the U.S. military base in Bagram, north of Kabul February 21, 2012. (REUTERS)

Afghans protest outside the U.S. military base in Bagram, north of Kabul February 21, 2012, after a report that foreign troops had improperly disposed of copies of the Quran and other religious items. (REUTERS)
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Afghans protest outside the U.S. military base in Bagram, north of Kabul February 21, 2012, after a report that foreign troops had improperly disposed of copies of the Quran and other religious items. (REUTERS)

Afghans shout slogans in front of the US base of Bagram during an anti US demonstration in Bagram north of Kabul, Afghanistan, February 21, 2012. (AP)
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Afghans shout slogans in front of the US base of Bagram during an anti US demonstration in Bagram north of Kabul, Afghanistan, February 21, 2012. (AP)

More than 2,000 Afghans rallied February 21, 2012 against the inadvertent burning of Qurans and other Islamic religious materials during trash disposal at an American air base. (AP)
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More than 2,000 Afghans rallied February 21, 2012 against the inadvertent burning of Qurans and other Islamic religious materials during trash disposal at an American air base. (AP)

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