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    Washington Times Uses Photo of Protests for St. Petersburg Metro Blast Article

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    The Washington Times has apparently used a photo taken during the March 26 protests to illustrate a report about an explosion in St. Petersburg metro.

    Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova pointed out that the Washington Times, a US newspaper, used a photo from the March 26 protests as an illustration for the article about today’s bombing in the St. Petersburg metro.

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    "There is hope that it’s not a deliberate compilation of facts made for the purpose of disinformation," Zakharova wrote on her Facebook page.

    A twin blast has hit the Saint Petersburg metro on Monday, April 3a at least 10 people being killed and scores were injured. The explosions occurred at the stations "Sennaya Ploschad [square]" and "Tekhnologichesky Institute."

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