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In pictures: Georgians rally

Georgians protest outside the Russian embassy in Tbilisi

Tens of thousands of Georgians have converged on squares in city centres across Georgia to take part in rallies and protests against Russian military intervention in Georgia.

A girl fixes a Georgian flag in her hair during a rally "Stop Russia!" in Kiev on 1 September

People also took to the streets in Ukraine's capital, Kiev, and in Athens, London, New York and Ashod, Israel.

Israelis of Georgian origin demonstrate against Russia"s invasion of Georgia in Ashdod, Israel

Russian troops are still present in "security zones" on the edges of the breakaway regions of Abkhazia and South Ossetia.

Georgians demonstrate in front of EU headquarters in Brussels

The protests are taking place as European leaders gather in Brussels for a crisis summit on the situation.

A small girl is wrapped in a flag during a protest outside the UN building in New York

Georgia has appealed to the West for support from its powerful neighbour who, in turn says it is protecting Russian citizens in the breakaway regions.

Protestors demonstrate against the current situation in Georgia in Trafalgar Square in London

The EU's foreign policy chief has announced the EU will send hundreds of ceasefire monitors to the country.

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