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Last Updated: Wednesday, 27 April 2005, 05:54 GMT 06:54 UK
In pictures: Togo protests

Supporters of Faure Gnassingbe's party celebrate in Lome

Faure Gnassingbe supporters celebrated the news their leader had won the presidential election with 60% of votes.

Militants of the opposition set up barricades on the streets of Lome

News of their defeat brought opposition activists onto the streets of the capital, Lome, and a riot ensued.

Woman calls for help outside her home in a district of Lome

The city has been shaken by violent protests since Mr Faure Gnassingbe first tried to take power in February through a simple parliamentary vote.

Policeman calls for reinforcements following violent clashes on streets of Lome

Riot police moved in to quell Tuesday's violence using rubber bullets and stun grenades.

Soldier beats detainee in Lome

Suspected looters were beaten with canes as the security forces spread out in the streets.

Man points towards smoke billowing from various parts of Lome following clashes

The United States began evacuating non-essential staff at its embassy as the scale of the unrest across Lome became apparent.



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