Bag’s Take-Away:

Many photos of rioting Afghanis in the Koran burning incident, not many of the copies of the Koran at issue. That’s what makes this photo helpful. We can see what’s bothering them. But frankly, an American audience is more interested in the loss of a U.S. building and the violence.

via Wall Street Journal Photos of the Day and via Los Angeles Times Framework

(photo credit: Top Photo Shah Marai/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images caption: QURAN UPROAR: Charred copies of Qurans were on display as Afghans protested at Bagram Airfield near Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday. The U.S. commander of coalition forces in Afghanistan issued a televised apology after soldiers mistakenly brought religious items to an incinerator. Bottom Photo S. Sabawoon/EPA caption: Bagram, Afghanistan — Afghans throw stones toward a U.S. airbase during a protest against the alleged ‘Koran burning’ by U.S. troops, in Bagram, about 40 miles north of Kabul, Afghanistan on Tuesday. Thousands of Afghans took to the streets in Bagram to protest the ‘burning of the Koran’ by NATO-led troops, officials said.)

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