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Tuesday, 9 May, 2000, 19:30 GMT 20:30 UK
In pictures: British troops patrol Freetown
As the evacuation of British nationals from Sierra Leone continues, paratroopers from the UK have been patrolling parts of Freetown to ensure the safety of the operation.

In Pictures: Bloodshed in Sierra Leone




dawn patrol
Armed vehicles make dawn patrols on Lumley beach, near Freetown

digging in
Soldiers set up position on the way into the city

comms
Communications equipment is essential to the operation

beach patrol
The Aberdeen Peninsular is cordoned off to prepare for the evacuation

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The paratroopers keep watch as UN officials leave the city

A British soldier helps a nun at Dakar airport
Evacuees are flown to Senegal's capital, Dakar

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09 May 00 | Africa
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