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Wednesday, 19 December, 2001, 18:25 GMT
In pictures: Argentina unrest
Tens of thousands of demonstrators have taken to the streets in Argentina, outraged by President Fernando de la Rua's declaration of emergency measures to deal with the unrest and looting which gripped the country on Wednesday.

Protesters outside the presidential palace
Banging pots and pans, thousands of protesters demanded the resignation of President Fernando De la Rua

Protesters run through Buenos Aires city centre
The country has witnessed its worst outbreak of civil unrest since 1989

Police fired rubber bullets and tear gas to dispel the angry crowds
Police fired rubber bullets and tear gas to dispel the angry crowds

A striking worker watches a poster of Economy Minister Domingo Cavallo burn
Economy minister Domingo Cavallo, whose resignation came as protests peaked overnight, became a figure of hate

Policeman drags protester
Hundreds of people were arrested; several deaths and hundreds of wounded were also reported

Argentines loot supermarket
The emergency measures were imposed to deal with rioting and widespread looting

Plainclothed police officers arrest a looter
Plainclothed police officers were sent out in dozens of towns to arrest the raiders
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