Tens of thousands of anti-government protesters flooded a major highway in Bahrain demanding a halt to the Formula One race on its first day of practice runs.
April 20, 2012
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Bahraini protesters rally against Bahrain's controversial upcoming Grand Prix just west of the country's capital, Manama. Bahrain's rulers insisted this weekend's Grand Prix must go ahead to avoid "empowering extremists" after the Gulf kingdom was rocked by fresh violence and the Force India team pulled out of a practice session.