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Last Updated: Wednesday, 11 May 2005, 17:48 GMT 18:48 UK
In pictures: Afghan protest

University students march in the streets in Jalalabad, Afghanistan

Hundreds of students in Afghanistan rioted on Wednesday over reports that interrogators at America's Guantanamo Bay prison placed copies of the Koran on toilets.

An Afghan policeman looks on as university students march in the streets in Jalalabad, Afghanistan

A number of people were killed and many were injured after police opened fire to break up the demonstration in Jalalabad.

An office building burns after a protest by university students in Jalalabad, Afghanistan

Protesters caused widespread damage to property in the eastern city.

Afghan university students burn an effigy of US President George W Bush during a protest in Jalalabad, Afghanistan

Demonstrators also set fire to an effigy of US President George Bush, while the US authorities say they are investigating the allegations.

A car burns in the street as university students protest in the streets in Jalalabad, Afghanistan

The city is now said to be calm, but many aid workers and non-essential UN staff are being withdrawn.





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