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In pictures: Ivory Coast unrest

Protesters outside the French embassy in Abidjan, Ivory Coast

Protesters gathered outside the French embassy in Ivory Coast after international mediators called for the dissolution of parliament - one of President Gbagbo's last powerbases.

Protesters in Abidjan, Ivory Coast

"'Young Patriots", supporters of Mr Gbagbo, set up roadblocks in the main city, Abidjan, in the government-held south.

Protesters outside UN base in Abidjan, Ivory Coast

They gathered outside a UN base in Abidjan, demanding the peacekeepers leave Ivory Coast.

Protesters outside UN base in Abidjan, Ivory Coast

UN troops are in Ivory Coast to separate rebels in the north of the country from government forces in the south.

Protesters outside UN base in Abidjan, Ivory Coast

UN troops dispersed protesters by firing tear gas.

Protesters outside state television headquarters in Abidjan, Ivory Coast

On Wednesday, as Young Patriots surrounded state TV headquarters in Abidjan, protesters further west attacked a UN base, sparking clashes in which at least four people died.

Police outside state television headquarters in Abidjan, Ivory Coast

UN forces fled the base and withdrew to the north. In Abidjan, Ivorian security forces were on the streets but did little to stop the unrest.





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