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In pictures: Sudan defiant

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir greets supporters in Khartoum, 4 March

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, standing here in a car in Khartoum, has been charged with war crimes and crimes against humanity by the International Criminal Court (ICC).

A Sudanese man kisses a picture of President Bashir in Khartoum, 5 March

As Bashir supporters displayed their loyaltty, China urged the court to postpone the case, warning it risked destabilising Darfur.

A Sudanese demonstrator holds a potrait of President Bashir in Khartoum

Some Arab nations also said the ruling would hinder Darfur peace efforts but the US and EU welcomed the ICC decision.

Crowds cheer as the motorcade of President Bashir passes near Khartoum, 4 March

Sudan reacted to the ICC indictment by expelling 10 foreign aid agencies including Oxfam and Medecins Sans Frontieres.

Sudanese President Bashir (centre) waves to supporters in Khartoum, 5 March

Mr Bashir told a rally in the capital's Martyrs Square: "We will not kneel. We are targeted because we refuse to submit."

Sudanese demonstrators burn a crossed-out ICC poster in Khartoum, 4 March

The African Union is holding an emergency meeting in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa to discuss the arrest warrant.

Sudanese shout slogans in Khartoum, 5 March

The UN estimates that 300,000 people have died and 2.7 million are displaced in Darfur.



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