[an error occurred while processing this directive]
BBC News
watch One-Minute World News
Last Updated: Sunday, 23 November, 2003, 20:13 GMT
In pictures: Georgia's 'revolution'
Jubilant Georgians mount an armoured vehicle near the president's residence
1 of 10
News of President Eduard Shevardnadze's resignation was met with jubilation.
Women cheer on the streets of Tbilisi
2 of 10
It was the climax of weeks of protest over disputed elections.
Crowds outside Georgian parliament
3 of 10
The drama began on Saturday when thousands of angry opposition supporters marched on parliament.
Opposition supporters break into parliament
4 of 10
Demonstrators forced their way into the chamber as Mr Shevardnadze was bundled out by his bodyguards.
Mr Shevardnadze looks at his watch
5 of 10
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
6 of 10
A key moment came when the army withdrew its support from the president.
Mikhail Saakashvili (centre) with bodyguards
7 of 10
On Sunday opposition leader Mikhail Saakashvili issued another ultimatum for the president to go.
Russian Foreign Minister Igor Ivanov (left) meets Eduard Shevardnadze (right)
8 of 10
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
9 of 10
The opposition have called it their "velvet and flower" revolution...
Children with faces painted in the colours of the Georgian opposition's flag
10 of 10
There has been a carnival atmosphere - but Georgia's future is far from clear.






PRODUCTS AND SERVICES

News Front Page | Africa | Americas | Asia-Pacific | Europe | Middle East | South Asia
UK | Business | Entertainment | Science/Nature | Technology | Health
Have Your Say | In Pictures | Week at a Glance | Country Profiles | In Depth | Programmes
Americas Africa Europe Middle East South Asia Asia Pacific