An Afghan man aims a slingshot toward U.S. soldiers at the gate of Bagram airbase during a protest against Koran desecration. Afghan protesters firing slingshots and petrol bombs besieged one of the largest U.S.-run military bases in Afghanistan, furious over reports that <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="ORGOV000049" title="NATO" href="/topic/unrest-conflicts-war/nato-ORGOV000049.topic">NATO</a> had set fire to copies of the Koran.

( Shah Marai / AFP / February 21, 2012 )

An Afghan man aims a slingshot toward U.S. soldiers at the gate of Bagram airbase during a protest against Koran desecration. Afghan protesters firing slingshots and petrol bombs besieged one of the largest U.S.-run military bases in Afghanistan, furious over reports that NATO had set fire to copies of the Koran.

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