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Tuesday, 7 May, 2002, 09:36 GMT 10:36 UK
In pictures: Death of Pim Fortuyn
Holland's controversial right-wing politician Pim Fortuyn was shot dead on Monday as he left a radio station in the city of Hilversum.

His murder comes just over a week before the country's general elections are due.

Pim Fortuyn
'Professor Pim' was well known for his anti-immigration stance and strong views on Islam

Medics try to treat Pim Fortuyn after the shooting
His political dreams ended abruptly as a gunman opened fire on him in a car park

Police arrest an unidentified suspect outside the Media Center in Hilversum
Police said they had arrested one suspect - a 33-year-old white Dutchman

The mayor of Rotterdam (l) and many others pay their respects
Many paid their respects to the maverick leader, including the mayor of Rotterdam (l)

Demonstrators hurl barriers outside the parliament building in the Hague
Supporters angered by the attack threw stones, bottles and metal barricades at police

Queues of people waiting to pay their respects near the house of Pim Fortuyn
While many disagreed with his politics, few would have wanted his career to end in this way

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