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Last Updated: Monday, 4 August, 2003, 17:02 GMT 18:02 UK
In pictures: Liberia's peacekeepers
Economic Community of West African States Mission in Liberia (ECOMIL) Nigerian peacekeeping troops arrive
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Torrential rain greets the first group of Nigerian peacekeepers as they disembark from their UN helicopters
An armoured personal carrier disembarks at Monrovia's Robertsfield airport
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Vehicles belonging to a mechanised infantry battalion are unloaded
A Nigerian sharp-shooter poses for photographers
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Arriving troops were heavily armed - and dressed for duty
Journalists and photographers work as ECOWAS soldiers take position
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A crowd of journalists were waiting to watch them take up position around the airport perimeter
Colonel Onwuama Egbu Emeka is carried aloft by a jubilant crowd crying peace
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The crowd cries "peace" as they carry a Nigerian officer aloft
Soldiers take position outside the beleaguered Liberian capital, Monrovia
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As soldiers begin to take up positions, their field commander says he is confident of success





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