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In pictures: Georgia's 'revolution'
Jubilant Georgians mount an armoured vehicle near the president's residence
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News of President Eduard Shevardnadze's resignation was met with jubilation.
Women cheer on the streets of Tbilisi
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It was the climax of weeks of protest over disputed elections.
Crowds outside Georgian parliament
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The drama began on Saturday when thousands of angry opposition supporters marched on parliament.
Opposition supporters break into parliament
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Demonstrators forced their way into the chamber as Mr Shevardnadze was bundled out by his bodyguards.
Mr Shevardnadze looks at his watch
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Mr Shevardnadze initially vowed to stay on but time eventually ran out for Georgia's veteran leader.
Georgian special forces who joined the opposition protests
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A key moment came when the army withdrew its support from the president.
Mikhail Saakashvili (centre) with bodyguards
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On Sunday opposition leader Mikhail Saakashvili issued another ultimatum for the president to go.
Russian Foreign Minister Igor Ivanov (left) meets Eduard Shevardnadze (right)
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Russia's foreign minister stepped in to mediate between Mr Shevardnadze and his opponents.
A red rose is held aloft during demonstrations calling for the president to go
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The opposition have called it their "velvet and flower" revolution...
Children with faces painted in the colours of the Georgian opposition's flag
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There has been a carnival atmosphere - but Georgia's future is far from clear.


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