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In pictures: G8 summit protests

Anti-G8 protesters walk through a field near the north-eastern German town of Bollhagen

Thousands of anti-globalisation protesters have gathered in northern Germany to demonstrate outside the G8 summit.

Riot police remove an anti-G8 activist from a blocked road near Bollhagen

Some 16,000 officers have been deployed near the seaside resort of Heiligendamm, where the leaders of the eight top industrialised nations are meeting.

Protesters face German riot police near the venue of the G8 summit  (06-06-07)

For a short time on Wednesday protesters cut off all ground access to the summit.

German police use water cannon against demonstrators  (06-06-07)

Several police were hurt as officers fired water cannon at stone-throwing demonstrators.

G8 opponents, seen in the early morning, block a road to Heiligendamm

Anti-globalisation groups called off the main protest planned for Thursday after it was banned.

Greenpeace boats are chased by coast guards on the sea near the beach of Kuehlungsborn

Two boats operated by Greenpeace were intercepted as they broke through a Baltic Sea cordon to try to deliver a message to G8 leaders.

A protester dressed as a clown (06-06-07)

The protesters - some of whom came dressed as clowns - are staging their own parallel meeting close to the summit venue.

A protester wearing a Bush mask holds a stethoscope to a giant map of Africa  (06-06-07)

US President George W Bush is one of the main targets of the demonstrators' anger.


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