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In pictures: Haiti clashes

Protesters march in support of Rene Preval in Haiti's capital, Port-au-Prince

Thousands of protesters took to the streets of Haiti's capital as tensions grew over the result of last week's vote.

A Preval supporter cycles past a roadblock in Port-au-Prince

Roadblocks were set up and tyres set alight in Port-au-Prince as protesters clashed with UN peacekeepers.

Supporters of Preval challenge UN peacekeepers trying to pass a barricade

Supporters of Rene Preval, the presidential front-runner, claim officials are tampering with the vote to stop him winning.

UN peacekeepers clear a barbed wire roadblock in Port-au-Prince

At least one person was killed and several injured in clashes, with UN forces denying claims they fired into a crowd.

Protesters burst into the Hotel Montana, used by electoral officials

Thousands of chanting protesters forced their way into the Hotel Montana, used by electoral officials tallying the vote.

Protesters frolic in the pool as they occupy the Hotel Montana, Port-au-Prince

Prevented from reaching the officials, the demonstrators - many from Haiti's slums - frolicked in the hotel pool.

Archbishop Desmond Tutu, a Nobel Peace laureate, appeals for calm at the Hotel Montana

Archbishop Desmond Tutu, among the hotel guests, appealed to the crowds for calm but did not leave.

An injured protester is helped in Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Last week's elections were largely peaceful but the threat of violence hangs over a possible run-off vote on 19 March.


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