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In pictures: Nepal pro-democracy strike

A pro-democracy protest rally in the Nepalese resort town of Pokhara

Pro-democracy protestors have been holding fresh rallies across Nepal as a general strike enters its 12th straight day.

People in a house watch riot police patrol in a street in the Nepalese capital, Kathmandu

The opposition campaigners' strike has closed shops and businesses and forced transport off the roads, leading to a shortage of food and fuel.

Riot police stand guard during a protest rally in the Nepalese capital, Kathmandu

The government has offered security to trucks carrying supplies into the capital and called on people to defy the strike.

Police use baton to disperse protesters in the Nepalese capital, Kathmandu

Police and demonstrators have clashed, resulting in the death of four protesters.

Matt Organ donates blood for wounded demonstrators

Matt Organ, 30, from Ireland, donates blood for protesters who were injured during a clash with police in Kathmandu.

A protester shouts at police during a rally in the Nepalese capital, Kathmandu

Last week King Gyanendra offered to talk to the opposition parties and pave the way for elections. The opposition has rejected the king's offer.

Police tries to dismantle a roadblock in the Nepalese capital, Kathmandu

The opposition parties have asked people not to pay taxes and bills until the government restores democracy.




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