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Wednesday, 17 July, 2002, 15:07 GMT 16:07 UK
In pictures: Island dispute worsens
The row between Spain and Morocco over the sovereignty of a small island known as Perejil in Spain and as Leila in Morocco is rapidly deteriorating after Spanish troops evicted Moroccan soldiers.

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Moroccan soldiers, monitored by a Spanish helicopter, raised the national flag last week. (AP)

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Early on Wednesday morning, a Spanish force forcibly took the island back (AP)

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The Spanish force included marines and air support

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Spanish special forces in camouflage retake the island

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Moroccan soldiers are led away after their brief stay on the island (AP/AFP)

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The Spanish flag is now flying on the island (AP)

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Spanish soldiers give the thumbs up for a successful job as a diplomatic crisis looms



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