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Bahrain - Apr 22, 2012 - 20:04

Last modified: 22 Apr 2012 17:04

After being postponed last year, this year's Bahrain Grand Prix passed largely without incident as Germany's Sebastian Vettel secured the twenty-second triumph of his career.

However, attendance at the Formula One event was said to be far below 2010, which contributed over $295mn to the nation's economy.

There were reports of protests in the heavily-guarded village areas surrounding the capital, Manama, as well as 10 female protesters who reportedly made it into the circuit site before being arrested by police.

Beyond the Gulf kingdom, protests were reported outside the offices of Formula Chief, Bernie Ecclestone, in London and the White House in DC.

Several arrests were reported, including those of a Sunday Telegraph reporter and his fixer, as well as prominent opposition activist Ala'a Shehabi.

For more on today's race and the protests surrounding the event, read our full story Bahrain Grand Prix held despite protests.