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In pictures: France battens down

Riot police in Lyon

Riots hit a French city centre for the first time during this unrest on Saturday when police fought youths in Lyon.

Nicolas Sarkozy in a Parisian police station

Interior Minister Nicolas Sarkozy was out encouraging Parisian police officers as they clamped down on gatherings.

"We are all racailles": Protest rally in Paris

Mr Sarkozy's use of the word "racaille" (rabble) for hooligans has been taken up by civil rights protesters.

Riot police in Toulouse

Riot police were preparing for another night of tension in the southern city of Toulouse.

Toulouse demonstration

The city had seen a march by about 1,000 people against discrimination earlier on Saturday.

Charred car in Toulouse

Toulouse suburbs are littered with debris from the riots like this charred car.

Charred mosque in Carpentras

Muslims in the southern French town of Carpentras woke to find a mosque charred by petrol bombs.

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