Iraqi protester sets fire to himself

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An IRAQI protester set himself ablaze yesterday in a dramatic turn following more than three weeks of rallies by Sunni Muslims challenging Shiite prime minister Nuri al-Maliki’s government.

Other demonstrators quickly put out the flames with their jackets, police said. He was taken to hospital with burns to his face and hands.

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