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Last Updated: Thursday, 24 July, 2003, 10:10 GMT 11:10 UK
In pictures: Solomons peacekeepers arrive
Man mowing the landing strip for the force's aircraft, near Honiara
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The troubled Solomons has been preparing for the peacekeepers for days, hoping they can restore law and order
Crowd at Honiara airport
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On Thursday, crowds gathered quietly to watch the Australian-led force arrive by air and sea
Australian troops arrive aboard a RAAF C-130 Hercules
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The first of the 2,200-strong force touched down shortly after dawn
Fijian soldier at Henderson Airport near Honiara
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Troops from Fiji, Tonga and New Zealand have joined the Australian-led operation
Intervention troops patrol Honiara airport
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The first challenge was a torrential rainstorm
Combined Australian and Solomons police patrol
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Foreign police were keen to get out and be seen
Residents of Honiara welcoming the intervention force
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In Honiara at least, the mood was one of welcome





SEE ALSO:
Profile: Harold Keke
24 Jul 03  |  Asia-Pacific
Q&A: Crisis in the Solomons
26 Jun 03  |  Asia-Pacific
In pictures: Solomon Islands violence
21 Jul 03  |  Photo Gallery
Timeline: Solomon Islands
10 Jul 03  |  Country profiles
Country profile: Solomon Islands
24 May 03  |  Country profiles


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