Afghanistan
April 4, 2011. Florida preacher Terry Jones’ public burning of a Koran on March 20 was ignored by most. But Afghan President Hamid Karzai’s condemnation of the act sparked protests across ­Afghanistan that left at least 20 people dead, including seven U.N. workers. Thousands of men waving Taliban flags rioted in Kandahar, and these protesters in Nangarhar province burned the pastor in effigy.Rahmut Gul—AP
Afghanistan
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April 4, 2011. Florida preacher Terry Jones’ public burning of a Koran on March 20 was ignored by most. But Afghan Presi
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Closeup: Best Pictures of the Week, April 1 – April 8

This week Afghanistan protestors react to a U.S. pastor's burning of the Quran, the Libyan conflict continues, UN peacekeepers provide security in Ivory Coast, and, as the 50th anniversary of Yuri Gagarin's first manned space mission approaches, Russia's Soyuez space ship carries a new crew to the International Space Station.

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