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Last Updated: Wednesday, 2 November 2005, 13:41 GMT
In pictures: Argentina 'commuter fury'

Two train carriages set ablaze by angry commuters

Riots broke out in an Argentine suburb as a protest against the suspension of a train service turned violent.

People carrying stolen goods cross the tracks at Haedo station

Angry passengers and masked demonstrators fought street battles with police.

A man covers his face as he passes in front of a burning train

At least 15 train carriages and police cars were torched. Nearby shops also caught fire.

Buenos Aires police officers arrest a man

More than 80 people were arrested during the five-hour rioting at Haedo station, 15km west of Buenos Aires.

A man runs with an empty bucket of water as he tries to help extinguish the fire

The incident left at least 20 people injured. Two train carriages were completely destroyed.

People observe a burned police car at Haedo station

It is one of the worst incidents seen in Argentina since the country's economic collapse four years ago.

Police officers seal off the US embassy in Buenos Aires

The clashes come as Argentina prepares for the Americas summit, which will be attended by President Bush and other regional leaders.





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