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Tuesday, 12 November, 2002, 22:39 GMT
In pictures: Nuclear waste convoy
A train transporting nuclear waste from France to Germany crossed the border without incident, in the wake of a violent protest. Protesters had clashed with police on Monday in the northern town of Gorleben, injuring two officers.

Train ready to depart from COGEMA
The train left a French treatment plant in La Hague on Monday carrying about 1,300 tonnes of nuclear waste

Protestors in road at Hitzacker near Dannenberg, northern Germany
Anti-nuclear demonstrators blocked a road in Hitzacker, northern Germany

Special police forces examine the railway tracks between Lueneburg and Dannenberg near Hitzacker in northern Germany
Special police forces were sent to protect the train

Police officers on their horses patrol the railway tracks near Dannenberg, northern Germany
Police patrolled the tracks after environmentalists tried to stop the train

Train passing
Protesters erected banners along the train's route

Train carrying nuclear cargo with police patrolling alongside
Officers were deployed alongside the rails in both France and Germany

German border police officer at train station in Woerth am Rhein, south western Germany, near the French-German border
The shipment crossed the border safely and is expected to reach Gorleben, in northern Germany, on Wednesday
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The BBC's Tristana Moore reports from Berlin
"Overnight there were lots of little protest factions all along the route"
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