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Last Updated: Friday, 19 March, 2004, 13:05 GMT
In pictures: Taiwan shooting
Chen Shui-bian and Annette Lu meet the crowds
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The drive by President Chen Shui-bian and Vice-President Annette Lu through the city of Tainan began cheerfully enough.
Supporters lining the route
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Supporters cheered and let off celebratory firecrackers.
Red circle indicates bullet wound
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Mr Chen was shot in the stomach area and rushed to hospital. Local TV circled what appeared to be blood, though this later turned out to have been a red safety belt
President's stomach wound
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Video footage revealed an 11cm cut across Mr Chen's stomach.
President Chen shows bullet
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The president later showed the bullet, which doctors had to remove from his body.
Chen supporters wait outside hospital for news
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Supporters waited anxiously outside the local hospital for news of him.
Woman weeps at hearing the news
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Many wept when they heard that the president and vice-president had been wounded...
Man praying outside the president's campaign headquarters
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Others prayed for their health and safety.
Supporter rejoices at news that the leaders are okay
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Their prayers were answered - and they duly celebrated.



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