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Last Updated: Monday, 26 November 2007, 10:53 GMT
In pictures: Paris suburbs riots

The motorbike which crashed into a police car lies on the floor

Riots have broken out in two Paris suburbs, after a police car crashed into a motorbike, killing two teenagers.

Firemen try to extinguish a fire on a car set ablaze in Villiers-le-Bel, outside Paris

Dozens of youths clashed with police and set fire to buildings, with firefighters struggling to extinguish burning cars.

A car set ablaze in the suburb of Villiers-le-Bel, near Paris

The unrest took place in the suburb of Villiers-le-Bel, and neighbouring Arnouville.

Destroyed car in the suburb of Villiers-le-Bel

After the accident, looting broke out and the police station in Villiers-le-Bel was set on fire, as was a local petrol station, with a number of cars destroyed.

Policemen watch a burning car

Correspondents say the scenes are reminiscent of the country-wide riots in 2005, triggered by the death of two teenagers from another Parisian suburb - Clichy-sous-Bois.

Policemen check the identity of young people in Villiers-le-Bel

A number of police officers sustained injuries, and at least seven youths were arrested in the latest rioting.

Riots break out in Paris suburb
26 Nov 07 |  Europe

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