Today in Pictures: Syria Uprising, Mardi Gras, and Afghan Koran Burning

Feb 21, 2012 3:14pm

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Chandra Bahadur Dangi, a 72-year-old Nepali who claims to be the world’s shortest man at 22 inches in height, walk near his home in Reemkholi village in Dang district southwest of Kathmandu, Feb. 21, 2012. Dangi will embark to the capital city as Guinness World Records experts are due to arrive in Nepal to measure a 72-year-old claiming to be the world’s shortest man. (Prakash Mathema/AFP/Getty Images)

 

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Militants with the Free Syrian Army look at the city of Saraqib from the rooftop of a building in the northwestern city of Idlib, Feb. 21, 2012. Syrian forces blitzed opposition hubs and opened fire to disperse daring protesters in the capital, monitors said, as the Red Cross sought ways to deliver aid to afflicted areas. (Bulent Kilic/AFP/Getty Images)

 

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Palestinians hurl stones at a car driven by an Israeli woman on the main road between Jerusalem and Hebron after a demonstration in solidarity with Islamic Jihad member Khader Adnan, who has been on hunger strike for two months, in the West Bank village of Beit Omar, Feb. 21, 2012.(Nasser Shiyoukhi/AP Photo)

 

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An Afghan demonstrator holds a copy of a half-burnt Koran, allegedly set on fire by US soldiers, at the gate of Bagram airbase during a protest against Koran desecration at Bagram, Feb. 21, 2012. Afghan protestors firing slingshots and petrol bombs besieged one of the largest US-run military bases in Afghanistan, furious over reports that NATO had set fire to copies of the Koran. (Massoud Hossaini/AFP/Getty Images)

 

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“Gilles” dance during a carnival parade in the city center of Binche, Belgium, Feb. 21, 2012. The Carnival of Binche dates back to around the 14th Century, with the clown-like Gilles performing their traditional dances to the sound of drums to ward off evil spirits with their sticks. (Yves Logghe/AP Photo)

 

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Tibetan monks dressed as demons perform during a Tibetan New Year ceremony at the Lama Temple in Beijing, Feb. 21, 2012. Tibetan New Year is usually a time for festivities in China’s ethnically Tibetan areas, but this year some are choosing not to celebrate after deadly unrest and a huge security clampdown. (Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images)

 

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Pakistani youths play in a garbage dumpsite in Rawalpindi, Feb. 21, 2012. Pakistani Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar said Pakistan was pursuing the policy of achieving consistent economic stability rather than reliance on foreign aid. (Farooq Naeem/AFP/Getty Images)

 

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Palestinians hold pictures of Khader Adnan, 33, a senior member of Islamic Jihad jailed in Israel, during a demonstration in solidarity with the prisoner, in the Gaza City, Feb. 21, 2012.  Adnan ended his 66-day hunger strike over his detention without charge under a deal that will see him released in April. (Mohammed Abed/AFP/Getty Images)

 

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Kristian Ipsen of the U.S. is seen through a viewing window as he lands underwater after performing a dive in the men’s 3m springboard preliminary round during the Diving World Cup event at the London 2012 Olympic Aquatics Centre at the Olympic Park in London, Feb. 21, 2012.(Matt Dunham/AP Photo)

 

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