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45 Churches Torched In Anti-Charlie Hebdo Protests In Niger's Capital

Deadly protests against the French magazine's publication of an image of the Prophet Muhammad erupted in the west African nation

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Forty-five churches were torched in Niger's capital Niamey over the weekend as deadly protests erupted against French magazine Charlie Hebdo's publication of an image of the Prophet Muhammad, AFP reported.


A man covers hear his mouth near burning tyres during anti-Charlie Hebdo protests in Niamey, Niger, Jan. 18.

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