Bahrain protesters rally ahead of F1 weekend

Bahraini anti-government protesters chant slogans toward riot police in Manama, Bahrain, Thursday, April 19, 2012. Nervous shop owners closed their doors and security forces fanned out across Bahrain's capital Thursday in attempts to quell widening unrest that threatened to overshadow the return of the Formula One Grand Prix to the Gulf kingdom. (AP Photo/Hasan Jamali)Tens of thousands of anti-government protesters have flooded a major highway in Bahrain on the first day of the controverisal Formula One race in the Gulf kingdom.


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