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Georgian defiance at 'ceasefire'

Georgia's President Saakashvili was defiant as he addressed a mass rally in the capital Tbilisi.

Earlier, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev ordered an end to military operations against Georgia.

This paved the way for the two sides to agreed a truce brokered by French President Nicolas Sarkozy.

Gavin Hewitt reports from Tbilisi.


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