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In pictures: Guinea clashes

Hundreds of protesters march in Conakry

There have been violent clashes between security forces and thousands of protesters in the African state of Guinea as a general strike entered its 13th day.

A police van heads towards protesters in a Conakry suburb

At least 17 people died in running battles with police in the capital, Conakry, and in other towns around the country.

A protester holds a placard which reads: "We are ready to die for change"

The demonstrators are seeking the resignation of President Lansana Conte, who they say is too old to govern.

Emergency workers carry an injured woman on a stretcher to a hospital in Conakry

Hospitals struggled to treat dozens of people injured by gunfire in different parts of Conakry.

Soldiers in an armoured vehicle prepare to face protesters in Conakry

The protests turned violent last week, when 10 people were killed in clashes. On Saturday, Mr Conte made an appeal for national unity.

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