Pick of the Day: Wilders trial begins

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Geert Wilders has invoked his legal right to remain silent. He is standing trial in Amsterdam for inciting hatred, discriminating against Muslims and insulting immigrants.

The trial, which will continue throughout October, began on Monday morning.