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Last Updated: Monday, 19 May, 2003, 13:18 GMT 14:18 UK
In pictures: Congo mayhem
Militiaman on Bunia street
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Brutul fighting between ethnic miltiias flared after Ugandan troops left the north-east Democratic Republic of Congo
Treatment in a makeshift hospital, Bunia
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A makeshift hospital in Bunia is struggling to cope with the hundreds of injured
Child member of a militia in Bunia
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Some of the militia members involved in the fighting are barely bigger than their guns but still terrify townspeople in Bunia
A fighter with allegiance to Osama Bin Laden
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Even though the fighting has old ethnic roots, this gunman's hero appears to be Osama Bin Laden
Women leave a UN compound in Bunia
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Many women took shelter in a UN compound and now, loaded with food and possessions, are daring to go home
A grave is dug in Bunia
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Their first task is to bury the victims
Deserted home in Bunia
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Desolation awaits many people returning to hastily abandoned homes
Looted market in Bunia
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Once a focal point of town life, this market was looted and destroyed during the fighting
UN peacekeepers in Bunia
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A small UN force keeps a watchful eye on an uneasy calm





SEE ALSO:
In pictures: Congo town empties
16 May 03  |  Photo Gallery
Truce as Congo town empties
16 May 03  |  Africa



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