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Smoke billows in a street as people demonstrate against French weekly Charlie Hebdo’s publication of a cartoon of the Prophet Mohammed near the grand mosque in Niamey, on January 17, 2015. At least 1,000 youths assembled at the grand mosque in the capital Niamey, some of them throwing rocks at police while others burned tyres and chanted “Allahu Akbar” (“God is Greatest”). The protest came a day after a policeman and three civilians were killed and 45 injured in protests against Charlie Hebdo in Niger’s second city of Zinder, which saw three churches ransacked and the French cultural centre burned down.
AFP PHOTO / BOUREIMA HAMA