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In pictures: Zimbabwe demolitions
Boys watch house being demolished
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The UN estimates 200,000 Zimbabweans have been made homeless by a police operation to demolish houses and market stalls which they say are illegal.
Policeman watching bulldozer
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The police say 30,000 people have been arrested in the two-week operation.
Woman watches her house being destroyed
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The operation has been condemned by the opposition, church groups and the UN.
Two orphans cry after their home was demolished
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This photo of two orphans left homeless was sent by a BBC News website user.
Crowd watching bulldozers near boxes of possessions
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The opposition say the move is punishment for areas which support them, but among the treasured possessions saved from this house is a portrait of President Robert Mugabe.
Car with sofa on the roof
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Those evicted are being encouraged to go to their rural homes. But some are sleeping on the streets, as Zimbabwe's cold winter starts to bite.


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