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A show produced with photos, videos and personal accounts from our Observers around the world - all checked by our staff here in Paris. Saturday at 10.15 am Paris time.

Latest update : 2011-03-16

Children play terrorists in Afghanistan, Rising tensions in the Ivory Coast and anti-book hardliners in Saudi Arabia

This week our Observers tell us about Afghan children who play terrorists, worry about the rising level of violence in the Ivory Coast and denounce the pressure Muslim hardliners put on Saudi literature.

We begin today in the mountains between Pakistan and Afghanistan, ith a video that was posted on YouTube. It shows children playing at being terrorists. It's caused a lot of controversy, especially in Britain. Some of our Observers think the video might have been a set-up. But our observer in Karachi lives with the almost daily reports of suicide attacks, and she's sure it's real.
 
Observer: Sana, from Karachi, Pakistan

 
Next to the Ivory Coast, where the standoff continues between Laurent Gbagbo and his rival for the presidency, Alassane Ouattara. It's getting more and more violent, with people being killed in neighborhood clashes in Abidjan. But there are economic pressures too. Our Observer is a teacher who depends on his government salary.
 
Observer: Seydou (pseudonym), in Abidjan
 
We end today with a book fair... and visitors who did not like what was in the books. It happened in the Saudi capital, Riyadh. Our Observer was there when a group of men claiming to be religious police, started protesting about anti-Islamic content in the books. He got out his camera.
 
Observer: Yasser, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

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