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Last Updated: Thursday, 11 November, 2004, 18:28 GMT
In pictures: Palestinian reaction
A woman in Ramallah reacts to the news of the death of Yasser Arafat on the TV
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The news of Yasser Arafat's death was expected, but Palestinians are still in shock.
Palestinians gather outside the Muqata
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Throughout the morning, mourners have been gathering outside Mr Arafat's Ramallah compound, the Muqata.
A Palestinian soldier cries
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The sadness there among his supporters is palpable.
Palestinian children stand near a burning tyre
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Children have gathered to grieve around burning tyres, lit to symbolise their sorrow.
A Palestinian woman mourns Yasser Arafat
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Throughout Gaza and the West Bank, Palestinians have been expressing grief at the start of 40 days of official mourning.
A Palestinian security man shoots into the air at Khan Younis refugee camp in the Gaza Strip
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Some Palestinian security guards, here in Gaza's Khan Younis refugee camp, have been firing guns.
A procession in memory of Yasser Arafat in Jenin, in the West Bank
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In the West Bank refugee camp of Jenin, thousands have flocked to join a procession through the streets.
A Palestinian boy in a Palestinian refugee compound in Baghdad with a poster of Yasser Arafat
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And in refugee camps further afield, like here in Baghdad, the death of the Palestinian leader is no less keenly felt.
Palestinian masked militants from the al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades
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Thousands, including masked militants, spilled onto the streets of Gaza to express their anger and shock.
Palestinian men hold hands
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Palestinians have been offering each other comfort at the loss of the only leader they have known...
Arafat supporters in Gaza mourn
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...and trying to absorb the fact that he is gone.
A woman stands in front of a poster of Yasser Arafat
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Nobody knows what the future now holds for Palestinians and their families.


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