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 Saturday, 4 January, 2003, 01:15 GMT
In pictures: Venezuela strike chaos
There have been further clashes in the Venezuelan capital Caracas between supporters and opponents of President Hugo Chavez, as the country's general strike enters its second month.

An opposition protester, left, hits a police officer who was firing tear gas, during clashes near Fuerte Tiuna military base in Caracas
Scores were injured when Chavez supporters clashed with opposition demonstrators

National Guard soldiers throw tear gas to prevent clashes between opposition protesters and supporters of President Hugo Chavez
Police used rubber bullets and tear gas to keep the two sides apart

A man injured in the clashes(l) and a woman raising a cross towards the tear gas (r)
At least three people were wounded after unidentified gunmen opened fire

Pro-Chavez supporters
Pro-Chavez protesters tried to prevent their opponents marching to the city's main barracks

Anti-Chavez protesters (l) and President Chavez (r)
The crippling strike began early in December when protesters demanded Mr Chavez' resignation

Opposition protesters/oil tanker Pilin Leon moored in Maracaibo Lake
Many of the country's oil workers, including tanker crews, joined the stoppage

Drivers in Caracas queuing up for petrol
The oil industry - the main source of government revenue - has been virtually paralysed

A Venezuelan army soldier directs traffic at the entrance to a gas station in Caracas
The government drafted in soldiers to keep limited fuel supplies running


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