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In pictures: Emergency in Georgia

The parliament building in central Tbilisi, guarded by troops, 8 November 2007

The streets of Georgian capital Tbilisi are quieter, after a state of emergency was put in place by the country's president Mikhail Saakashvili.

People watch Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili deliver a statement on television in Tbilisi, 7 November 2007

President Saakashvili imposed the 15-day emergency after six days of opposition rallies, saying Russian special services were behind the unrest.

Georgian soldiers on patrol in central Tbilisi, with large Georgian flags in the background, 8 November 2007

Troops are patrolling the streets to enforce the emergency rules banning all demonstrations and ensuring that only state television can broadcast news.

Anti-government protesters are fired on by a water cannon in Tbilisi, Georgia, on Wednesday Nov. 7, 2007

Police clashed with protesters in the capital on Wednesday, using tear gas, water cannon and batons to disperse mass demonstrations.

Protesters gather in front of the parliament building in Tbilisi as tear gas drifts through the air, 7 November 2007

The demonstrators, who had attempted to block Tbilisi's main thoroughfare, accuse President Saakashvili of corruption and are calling for his resignation and a fresh election.

A shirtless man hit by tear gas stands amid a confrontation between security forces and anti-government protesters outside the parliament in Tbilisi, Georgia, on Nov. 7, 2007

Some 500 people required medical attention after the clashes, most of them for the effects of tear gas, according to Georgian officials.

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