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Last Updated: Sunday, 15 June, 2003, 14:45 GMT 15:45 UK
In pictures: French troops in Bunia
Soldiers watch for militia soldiers while searching abandoned villages in Bunia
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French peacekeeping troops in Bunia have been on their guard since coming under attack from rival militias
Soldier ducks gun fire as he runs for cover
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There were no French casualties in the incident, but soldiers were forced to run for cover...
Soldier in the reeds searches for attackers
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...before searching for attackers hidden in the area's long grass
Fighter from Union of Congolese Patriots (UPC] on motorbike passes tank
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Hundreds of people have been killed in fighting between DR Congo's ethnic groups in recent months
French soldier aims his gun as two children look on in Bunia
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Correspondents say it was inevitable some of the militias would test the French-led international force
French soldier stands guard as family walks past in Bunia
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But despite the troops' presence, many people from Bunia are still afraid for their lives
Family prays in church in Bunia
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... and some have resorted to praying for a solution to the conflict






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