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Friday, 7 April, 2000, 01:42 GMT 02:42 UK
In pictures: Father flies in
The battle for custody of the shipwrecked Cuban boy, Elian Gonzalez, hotted up on Thursday when his father flew to the US to seek a reunion. Amid emotional protests by Cuban exiles, government talks with lawyers for the Miami relatives looking after Elian ended in failure.

Fidel Castro
Fidel Castro saw Elian's father off in Havana

Aircraft
Mr Gonzalez flew into Washington with his wife and baby

Elian and friend
Elian, meanwhile, was hundreds of miles south in Miami

Media scrum
Media have gathered around his great-uncle's house there

Miami exiles
Anti-Castro protesters are also out in force

Human chain
They are determined to stop Elian being taken away

Protesters
US Attorney General Janet Reno is not popular with Cuban exiles

Lawyer for Miami relatives
Lawyer Jose Garcia-Pedrosa blamed the government for the talks impasse

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