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In pictures: Paris erupts

Firemen douse flames on a bus in Porte de la Villette

Suburbs of Paris had their ninth night of rioting, with nearly 900 vehicles damaged.

March in Aulnay-sous-Bois

Residents in Aulnay-sous-Bois responded to the riots on Saturday with a silent march.

Man with T-shirt reading 'Stop the violence and destruction'

The marchers' banners and clothing called for an end to the violence.

Firefighter in Le Bourget

On the previous night, a warehouse was set alight in Le Bourget.

Firefighters tackle Aulnay-sous-Bois carpet warehouse fire

Aulnay-sous-Bois has seen some of the worst of the violence.

Firefighters tackle Aulnay-sous-Bois carpet warehouse fire

Firefighters fought this massive carpet warehouse blaze there for several hours.

Line of riot police, Le Blanc Mesnil

Riot police were deployed in force across the affected areas.

Policeman watches Aulnay-sous-Bois carpet warehouse fire

The violence was sparked by the deaths of two youths of African origin.

Firefighters in Le Bourget

The government has pledged to crack down on the unrest, which shows no sign of abating.

Couple watch Aulnay-sous-Bois carpet warehouse fire

Many local people have been stunned by the scenes being played out in one of the world's richest cities.

Burnt-out car in the Paris region after the eight consecutive night of rioting

The violence has spread beyond Paris - with incidents reported in the east, south and west of France.




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