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Nap Time! Baby Yawns as He's Cleared of Murder Charges in Pakistan

Image: Nine-month-old baby Musa Khan yawns while being carried by his grandfather Muhammad Yasin as they leave after appearing in a court in Lahore
Nine-month-old Musa Khan yawns while being carried by his grandfather as they leave court Saturday in Lahore, Pakistan. MOHSIN RAZA / Reuters

Nine-month-old Musa Khan yawns while being carried by his grandfather as they leave court Saturday in Lahore, Pakistan. The court has withdrawn charges of attempted murder against the toddler, the latest development in a case that provoked widespread ridicule.

He was charged along with his family last week after a mob protesting gas cuts and price increases stoned police and gas company workers trying to collect overdue bills. He was apparently charged because an assistant sub-inspector complained in a crime report that the baby’s whole family had beaten him up and injured his head.

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Musa Khan is held by his grandfather at a lawyer's chamber after a court hearing in Lahore on Saturday. The court threw out charges of attempted murder against the toddler. ARIF ALI / AFP - Getty Images