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Sunday, 11 March, 2001, 23:58 GMT
In pictures: The Zapatista tour
More than 100,000 people packed into Mexico City's central square to welcome the Zapatista rebels led by Subcomandante Marcos, who arrived in a grand procession to demand greater Indian rights.

The rally in the capital's Zocalo square was the climax to a 3,000km marathon trek which has taken them through 12 Mexican states since 24 February.

Mexico's central Zocalo square
A crowd of over 100,000 people gathered to hear Marcos' keynote address

The Zapatistas make their way into Mexico City
Crowds cheered the Zapatistas as they entered Mexico City peacefully

Marcos and Danielle Mitterrand
Marcos receives a warm greeting from France's former First Lady, Danielle Mitterrand

Zapatistas and supporters in Cuautla
Zapatistas and their supporters pose beneath a statue of their hero, Emiliano Zapata

Marcos and Diego Zapata
And Marcos greets his hero's son, Diego Zapata

Zapatista security
A member of the Zapatista security group wears a Marcos T-shirt

Marcos in the State of Hidalgo
Flowers await Subcomandante Marcos in the State of Hidalgo

Marcos at an indigenous conference in the town of Nuria
Marcos (right) sings the national anthem at the end of a rally in the town of Nuria

Rally, Iguala
The people of Iguala come out in support of the Zapatistas
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