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In pictures: Nepal protests

Opposition activists chant slogans in front of policemen in Kathmandu

Protesters again defied a curfew in Kathmandu to voice their opposition to King Gyanendra's rule.

Police confront protesters over a barbed wire cordon

But security forces erected many cordons to keep crowds from marching on the centre of the capital.

Protesters chant slogans in front of a line of riot police

Protesters wanted to be allowed to march on the palace to press their demands for the King to step down.

Police walk past burning tyres in Kathmandu

Police were under strict instructions to break up demonstrations and keep people on the fringes of the city.

Security forces fire tear gas

They also fired tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse protesters.

A young girl of around 10 years old is treated after being knocked over and hit in the protest

This young girl needed treatment after being knocked over and beaten during a demonstration in the Kalanki district.

Children play football in a near deserted street in Kathmandu

But the latest demonstrations were smaller than Saturday's - life carried on as normal in other parts of the city.


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