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Last Updated: Saturday, 21 January 2006, 18:54 GMT
In pictures: Nepal clashes

Protesters in Nepal

Demonstrators have taken to the streets of Kathmandu in protest at Nepali King Gyanendra's absolute power.

Police in Nepal

Police confronted the activists, who defied a new ban on rallies.

Protester in Nepal

Some of the pro-democracy protesters hurled stones, in what correspondents described as a rally with a bitter atmosphere.

Protester in Nepal

Many were bundled into police trucks.

Protesters in Nepal

Both activists and police were reportedly injured in the clashes.

Residents in Nepal

Residents looked worried as the violence escalated after a crackdown on activists on Friday.


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