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Friday, 20 April, 2001, 14:16 GMT 15:16 UK
The week in pictures: April 16 - 21

War games

Shells explode in Taiwan
Taiwan tests its military might in exercises aimed at countering a Chinese attack
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Oil explosion

An explosion shuts down the Conoco oil refinery in England, causing a jump in world oil prices
An explosion shuts down the Conoco oil refinery in England, causing a jump in world oil prices
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Under fire

An Israeli tank commander watches Palestinian areas from his vehicle
Violence escalates in the Middle East as Israel moves forces in and out of the Gaza Strip
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Aids victory

Campaigners celebrate after drug companies drop objections to South Africa using cheaper anti-Aids medicines
Campaigners celebrate after drug companies drop objections to South Africa using cheaper anti-Aids medicines
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Bradford riots

Police in Bradford are accused of not responding quickly enough to violent clashes between white and Asian youths.
Police in Bradford are accused of not responding quickly enough to violent clashes between white and Asian youths
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India has lift off

India finally manages a successful launch of its satellite-carrying new rocket
India finally manages a successful launch of its satellite-carrying new rocket
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Farewell Sir Harry

Sir Harry Secombe's coffin is carried from church
The family and friends of Sir Harry Secombe pay their respects to the entertainer, laid to rest on Friday
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Who's that?

An imposter (far left) cheekily joins the Manchester United team picture at the Champions League quarter final
An imposter (far left) cheekily joins the Manchester United team picture at the Champions League quarter final
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