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Friday, 31 March, 2000, 08:55 GMT 09:55 UK
The week in pictures: 26 March-1 April
Ugandan doomsday cult horror
Girl watches operation at sect leader's house
A girl watches bodies taken from a sect leader's house - 900 people may have been murdered
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Volcano blows steam rings

Etna steam rings
Mount Etna in Sicily exhales a 200m-wide ring of steam and gas from a volcanic vent
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Russia votes for Putin

Putin dolls
A St Petersburg street seller displays matryoshka dolls of Russia's new president, Vladimir Putin
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Super yacht breaks up

Team Philips yacht
A 4m catamaran, the size of Wimbledon's Centre Court, is damaged during trials off the Isles of Scilly
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American Beauty sweeps Oscars

Kevin Spacey and Sam Mendes
Best actor Kevin Spacey and best director Sam Mendes celebrate their role in the best picture
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Walsh on top of the world

Courtney Walsh
West Indian Courtney fast bowler Courtney Walsh breaks cricket's world record for Test wickets
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The space lifeboat

Nasa space lifeboat
Nasa hopes this craft, dropped by a B-52 during testing, will bail out astronauts in a space emergency
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Charles backs British beef

Prince Charles
The Prince of Wales visits a farm before hosting a beef dinner for top international chefs
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Tornadoes strike Texas

Tornado at Fort Worth, Texas
A twister sweeps towards Fort Worth. At least four people were killed
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Tributes to Ian Dury

Ian Dury with child in Zambia
Ian Dury pictured in 1997 on a Unicef mission in Zambia. The veteran rocker died of cancer aged 57
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