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Thursday, April 8, 1999 Published at 17:32 GMT 18:32 UK

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Picture gallery: Pristina in ruins

Western journalists have been taken to the centre of Kosovo's capital, Pristina, which the Serbian authorities say has been hit hard by Nato air strikes. BBC News Online brings you pictures from the scene.

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Journalists were taken to Pristina to see the damage

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Nato is blamed for the destruction of much of the city centre but it denies responsibility

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Only a few people venture onto the near silent streets

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Smoke from burning oil tanks is seen from Pristina

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But in Belgrade, residents defy the bombs by holding candles and target signs

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