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In pictures: Paris riots

Riot police in Paris suburb, Le Blanc Mesnil, 3 Nov 2005

Riot police were out in force in north-east Paris on Wednesday night during a seventh night of rioting.

Youths in Paris suburb, Le Blanc Mesnil, 3 Nov 2005

Once again, youths came on to the streets, setting light to vehicles in the suburb of Le Blanc Mesnil.

Riot scenes in Paris suburb, Aulnay-sous-Bois, 3 Nov 2005

In nearby Aulnay-sous-Bois police tried to bring the situation under control.

Riot scenes in Paris suburb, Aulnay-sous-Bois, 3 Nov 2005

Residents of the poor, largely ethnic suburb watched from their windows as a car showroom went up in flames.

Riot scenes in Paris suburb, Aulnay-sous-Bois, 3 Nov 2005

As assets burned, France's politicians were struggling to find a formula to end the violence.

Riot scenes in Paris suburb, Aulnay-sous-Bois, 3 Nov 2005

French Interior Minister Nicolas Sarkozy blamed "thugs", but others condemned the deprivation in France's "banlieue" suburbs.




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