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Thursday, August 26, 1999 Published at 13:00 GMT 14:00 UK

World: Asia-Pacific

Timor unrest: More pictures

Emotions are running high as residents of East Timor prepare to vote on autonomy from Indonesia. At a pro-Jakarta rally violence flares and protesters are killed and injured.

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Pro-Indonesia groups demonstrate their support for the government.

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Some of those at the rally are clearly armed.

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Thousands pour on to the streets.

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A sickle is held aloft by one of the demonstrators .

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Attempts are made to cool tempers.

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Police move in.

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Tense stand-offs develop between police and protesters.

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Police call for reinforcements.

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