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In pictures: Kenyan violence escalates

Kenyan women carrying their furniture arrive at a church in Nakuru 26/1/08

People in the Kenyan town of Nakuru have been fleeing with whatever they can carry after homes were burned to the ground in two days of tribal violence.

A man belonging to the Luo tribe sets fire to a store in Nakuru, 26 January 2008

More than 600 people have been killed countrywide in the unrest triggered by December's disputed presidential election.

A member of the Luo tribe waves his panga in the air 26/1/08

Rival gangs of young men armed with machetes, metal bars and bows and arrows are stalking parts of the Rift Valley area.

A truck transporting displaced Kenyans fleeing the city drives out of Nakuru 26/1/08

Some 250,000 people have been driven from their homes since the disputed election.

Former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan (R) visits an internally displaced people's camp at Molo in Nakuru 26/1/08

Former UN head Kofi Annan visited the Nakuru area on Saturday and condemned the "gross and systematic abuses of human rights" in Kenya.

A woman holds up a World Food Programme ticket 26 January 2008

Some Nakuru residents have sought refuge in Nairobi, where they are reliant on food handouts from the World Food Programme.

A young boy collects grain Jan 26 2008

A young boy collects grain that fell off a World Food Programme truck. There are fears Kenya's ethnic violence could escalate into a humanitarian disaster.


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