• To take one example, a kilometre from the Bagram airbase, and just off the main road, a crowd gathered recently as the bodies of three Afghan soldiers were carefully dragged clear.

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  • When England A played a three-day match in Chittagong, a crowd in excess of 32, 000 squeezed into a 25, 000-capacity stadium.

    BBC: Bangladesh's big Test

  • The society that honours him is so fondly regarded that two nationally known bluesmen, Sam Myers and Anson Funderburgh, agreed to come to Helena recently to perform a Sunday night show featuring more than three hours of music before a far smaller crowd than they could draw in the big cities, and for a fraction of their standard fee.

    ECONOMIST: Letter from the Mississippi Delta: The rebirth of the blues | The

  • At each dunk by a Globetrotter or three-pointer by a member of the North Korean team, the crowd erupted in screams.

    NEWYORKER: The Bad-Boy Brand

  • How will the antianthracite crowd react to a plant that spares the atmosphere only three-fifths of its waste gas?

    FORBES: Old King Coal

  • Other modern citizens of the world crowd into Three on the Bund, a 1916 Beaux Arts building that has been gutted and redesigned into a glamorously minimalist space by Michael Graves.

    FORBES: Escapes

  • Evans converted and Quins went further ahead three minutes before half-time when Easter drove in through a crowd of players as Wasps defended desperately on their own line.

    BBC: Harlequins 17-10 Wasps

  • Second-half goals from Odil Akhmedov and Server Djeparov gave Uzbekistan all three points in a match played in front of a capacity 40, 000-crowd at the Khalifa Stadium.

    CNN: Hosts Qatar shocked in Asian Cup opener

  • Sergeant FEISS: Basically gathered up the crowd and even our local nationals, and we're about three-quarters of a mile away, and came in here and got in line first.

    NPR: Photos With Petraeus A Big Draw In Baghdad

  • Louisville (24-5, 12-4) snapped a three-game losing streak against Syracuse, and the Cardinals did it before a stunned crowd of 31, 173.

    WSJ: No. 10 Louisville beats No. 12 Syracuse 58-53

  • Samuels's century was greeted by a cacophony of noise from the vocal crowd but he ran all the way to the dressing room as soon as he reached three figures to give 19-year-old team-mate Pollard some batting practice.

    BBC: Last Updated: Monday, 5 March 2007, 23:28 GMT

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