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In pictures: Kenya protests day two

A man holds up bullet casings they say were fired at protesters in the Nairobi slum of Mathare

Kenyan police have clashed with opposition supporters on the second day of election protests. The opposition says seven people have been shot dead but this has not been confirmed.

Protesters threw stones at police

The protesters say last month's election was rigged in favour of President Mwai Kibaki. They have attacked police with stones during running battles in Nairobi and elsewhere.

A woman cries after hearing her son was killed in Nairobi

The news of casualties spread quickly through the Nairobi slum of Mathare. This woman was running to the spot where her son was gunned down.

Protestors fly a peace flag in the Nairobi slum of Kibera

But the numbers on the streets were not as large as those on Wednesday, when at least four people are known to have been killed.

A soldier in Beyte, Western Kenya near a roadblock

The road to the Rift Valley town of Eldoret was blocked by opposition supporters who hijacked trucks. The army was called and scattered them with the help of a helicopter.

Police beat a demonstrator in Nairobi

The police have banned all public demonstrations but say officers disobeyed orders in using live rounds in the western town of Kisumu, where Wednesday's deaths occurred.

Police dismantled barricades erected to stop them in Kibera

The police broke up protests and dismantled blazing barricades. Opposition leader Raila Odinga has called for international sanctions to be placed on the government.

In Eldoret people tried to put out fires and clear up

Meanwhile, ethnic clashes continue. This man is putting out a fire after a house belonging to a member of President Kibaki's Kikuyu community was attacked in the town of Eldoret.

A wounded resident of a Nairobi slum

Politicians on both sides have been accused of stoking ethnic tension and violence. This man, from Mr Odinga's Luo community, was beaten by Kikuyus.

Civilians are packing up their belongings in Eldoret.

Elsewhere in Eldoret, Kikuyu residents were fleeing their homes. Mr Odinga said accusations of ethnic cleansing levelled against his supporters were "outrageous".





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