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Monday, 28 October, 2002, 14:17 GMT
In pictures: Russia mourns theatre dead
As Russia observes a day of national mourning for those killed in last week's Moscow theatre siege, anger is growing over the tactics used to overpower Chechen rebels - particularly the use of a gas which ended up killing more than 100 hostages.

Man stands in front of hostage theatre
Thousands of stunned Muscovites have been laying flowers at the scene of the hostage crisis

A woman looks out of the window in front of the theatre where the hostage crisis took place Russia's national flag, left, and Moscow's municipal flag don ribbons
Some flags displayed black ribbons while others were flown at half mast

Mourning Muscovites
Many gathered at the theatre in tears, while others attended memorial services at Orthodox churches

Mourning woman
A woman crosses herself during a mourning prayer at one such service

Unidentified relatives of hostage-crisis victims
The task of identifying the dead proved overwhelmingly distressing for relatives

A police officer checks ID documents of a driver near the Kremlin
Security remains tight amid fears of fresh attacks


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