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Violence mars Bahrain Grand Prix on eve of practice runs

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Violence marred Bahrain's controversial Grand Prix race as a fire bomb exploded near Force India team members and protesters clashed with police in the lead-up to the Formula One practice runs set to begin on Friday. 

A small scar can be seen on the forehead of Bahraini Shiite Muslim, allegedly hit by buck shot during protests, at an Al-Wefaq opposition group press conference in the capital Manama.

Security has been beefed up ahead of Sunday's race, but the incident prompted F1 officials to reassure participants that, despite the violence, Bahrain was safe.

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