Tuesday, February 22, 2005

Images from Nepal - Feb. 22, 2005

Nepalese army soldiers patrol a highway in the backdrop of smoldering trucks in Jabang, 100 kilometers (63 miles) southwest of Katmandu, Nepal, Sunday, Feb. 20, 2005. Maoist rebels blocked a key highway leading to Nepal's capital Sunday, planting bombs, laying logs across the road and firing at motorists, injuring three, while security forces struggled to keep crucial lifelines to Katmandu open. (AP Photo/Gurinder Osan)

Nepali women walk past armed police standing guard in Kathmandu February 20, 2005. Nepal's King Gyanendra said on Friday he took power to protect democracy from Maoist rebels and political instability, as political workers were detained and telephone lines were cut in a bid to scuttle anti-king protests. (REUTERS/Gopal Chitrakar)

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