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In pictures: Kathmandu celebrates

Nepalis join Tuesday's victory parade (image: Daniel Sweeting)

Thousands of Nepalis are back on the streets of Kathmandu, but this time celebrating victory instead of demanding change. (image: Daniel Sweeting)

Nepalis celebrate atop a bus (image: Daniel Sweeting)

King Gyanendra late on Monday conceded to protesters' main demand to reinstate parliament, dissolved in 2002 (image: Daniel Sweeting)

A local man sprays the crowds with water in Kathmandu on Tuesday (image: Daniel Sweeting)

Local residents showered the hot and dusty crowds below with water, to grateful cheers. (image: Daniel Sweeting)

Crowds outside the home of former Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala

On Tuesday morning, crowds gathered outside the home of former Prime Minister GP Koirala, who has been named the new head of government by opposition groups.

Opposition party supporters shake hands with police at Kalanki, a Kathmandu district where four people died on 20 April in clashes with police

Some shook hands with the riot police. At least 14 people were killed during the wave of protests.

Sher Bahadur Deuba heads to a meeting of opposition parties on Tuesday in Kathmandu

As one opposition leader, Sher Bahadur Deuba (centre), headed to join other leaders in the seven-party alliance for talks, some in the crowd urged him not to let them down.

A Nepalese family watches the king's TV address

The king looked tired and resigned as he delivered his late-night TV message on Monday, ending weeks of protests.

Normality is beginning to return to Nepal. A crippling strike has been called off and the mobile phone network restored.

Celebrants in Kathmandu

But riot police remain stationed on street corners, and Maoist rebels have rejected the king's offer, demanding a constituent assembly to write the king out of the constitution.

Woman and child in Kathmandu on Monday

For many Nepalis, a return to normal life would be welcome after the fear, confrontation and shortages of recent weeks.


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