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In pictures: Lawyers' protest

Pakistani police officers and lawyers clash in Lahore

Lawyers across Pakistan have boycotted courts and taken part in rallies - some resulting in violent clashes with police - in protest at the suspension of the country's top judge.

Pakistani police officers and lawyers clash in Lahore

Police in Lahore used batons to try to break up a march by black-suited lawyers in support of Chief Justice Iftikhar Mohammed Chaudhry.

A lawyer is poised to throw a brick during protests in Lahore

Protesters chanted anti-government slogans - and some threw bricks and stones at police - as they tried to stage a sit-in protest outside Lahore's high court.

Protesters burn an effigy of President Pervez Musharraf in Lahore

Some protesters burnt effigies of President Pervez Musharraf, who removed Mr Chaudhry over alleged misuse of office. The lawyers say the president's action is unlawful.

Pakistani police officers and lawyers clash in Lahore

Some in the legal community fear Mr Chaudhry may have been dismissed because of his firm line on government misdeeds and human rights abuses.

A injured lawyer is injured during an anti-government protest in Lahore

More than 20 lawyers were hurt after policemen wielding batons tried to break up the protest in Lahore.

Lawyers chant slogans behind barbed wire in Peshawar

The cities of Peshawar, Karachi and Quetta were also the scene of court boycotts and street demonstrations.

Police stop opposition leaders and supporters of Chief Justice Iftikhar Mohammed Chaudhry marching to his home in Islamabad

In Islamabad, riot police tried to prevent opposition leaders marching to Mr Chaudhry's home. The allegations against him are to be considered by the country's top judicial council.




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