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Last Updated: Tuesday, 7 September, 2004, 21:01 GMT 22:01 UK
In pictures: Russian school siege video
Scene from video shot by the Beslan hostage-takers
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Russian television has shown video pictures of the Beslan school siege before Russian forces stormed the building.
Scene from video shot by the Beslan hostage-takers
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The images, shot by the hostage-takers, show children and adults in the gymnasium...
Scene from video shot by the Beslan hostage-takers
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...while their masked captors prepare bombs.
Scene from video shot by the Beslan hostage-takers
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Explosives, apparently wired and ready for use, hang from basketball hoops at both ends of the room.
Scene from video shot by the Beslan hostage-takers
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The hostages appear bewildered and frightened by what is going on.
Scene from video shot by the Beslan hostage-takers
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One hostage-taker points at a book, apparently containing a detonator.




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