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Diplomatic Dissonance: Tehran Protests Eurovision 'Gay Parade' in Baku

Wednesday, 23 May 2012

Diplomatic Dissonance: Tehran Protests Eurovision 'Gay Parade' in BakuPreparations for the first semi-final of the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest on Tuesday were overshadowed by a diplomatic row between host country Azerbaijan and its neighbor Iran. The latter recalled its ambassador over accusations that Baku was planning an accompanying "gay parade."
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Source: Agence France-Presse - on May 24, 2012

News video: Azerbaijan police detain Eurovision protesters

Azerbaijan police detain Eurovision protesters

Police in Azerbaijan detain dozens of opposition activists after the latest in a series of unsanctioned protests ahead of Baku's hosting of the prestigious Eurovision song contest. Duration: 01:14

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