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Tuesday, 19 June, 2001, 21:33 GMT 22:33 UK
Angola's civil war in pictures
The town of Kuito in Angola's central highlands has long been one of the places worst affected by the civil war. In 1993 the main street became the front line in a stand-off between government forces and Unita rebels, and little has been repaired since then.

But people have continued arriving in the town as rebel attacks have intensified in recent weeks. Our correspondent Justin Pearce sent these images from Kuito.

Kids outside a half-demolished blocks of flats
People continue to live in the half-demolished blocks of flats

A destroyed government building
Government buildings have lain in ruins since the battle in 1993

People wait for food
Both the townsfolk and displaced people receive help from aid agencies

Workers carry out road repairs
Mending the pavement - fixing the buildings will take longer

Schoolboy reads outside demolished school building
Lessons carry on in the ruins of a school

Sign warning of danger of mines
But there is a constant fear of landmines everywhere

Sign warning of the risk of weapons
The threat of violence is never far away













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