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Thousands of rare books burned in Egypt

Volunteers in white lab coats, surgical gloves and masks stood on the back of a pickup truck Monday along the banks of the Nile River in Cairo, rummaging through stacks of rare 200-year-old manuscripts that were little more than charcoal debris.

india Updated: Dec 20, 2011 11:39 IST

First Published: Dec 20, 2011 11:02 IST