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In pictures: Kenya parliament opens

Kenya's parliament in Nairobi holds its state opening

Kenya's parliament in Nairobi is holding its state opening, a week after President Mwai Kibaki and opposition leader Raila Odinga reached a power-sharing agreement.

Mwai Kibaki and Raila Odinga head into parliament

Mr Kibaki (c) and Mr Odinga (r) head into parliament which is being asked to back the agreement.

Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki addresses the opening session of parliament

Two minutes of silence were held for victims of the violence that followed controversial elections.

Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki addresses the opening session of parliament

Mr Kibaki tells MPs the deal will lay "the foundations for peace and stability in our country".

MPs listen as Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki addresses the opening session of parliament

MPs from both sides have been asked to support four key bills to end the crisis.



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