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In Pictures: Delhi Olympic torch protests

A Tibetan exile shouts slogans as he is apprehended by security personnel

India, which has over 100,000 Tibetan refugees, has been seen as one of the potential flashpoints on the route of the Olympic torch.

Indian paramilitary force Rapid Action Force (RAP) stand alert outside the Le Meriden Hotel

Thousands of police have been deployed in Delhi for the relay, especially along the route of the Rajpath.

Indian school-children cross a secuirty barricade as paramilitary forces stand alert outside the Le Meridien Hotel

There were complaints from some locals, trying to go about their daily business, over the inconvenience caused by the tight security.

The Olympic flame arrives in Delhi

Earlier the Olympic flame had arrived by plane from Pakistan, on the latest stage of its worldwide tour.

Tibetan protestors wave their flags from a police vehicle after being detained by Indian police

Some Tibetan protesters waved flags from police vehicles after being detained outside the airport.

A Tibetan exile shouts slogans as he is apprehended by security personnel for attempting to breach a security cordon

Protesters shouted slogans such as 'Long live the Dalai Lama' and 'Stop the killings in Tibet'.

Demonstrator arrested in Delhi

Exiles objecting to China's treatment of Tibet have been holding protests across India for several weeks.

Indian policemen arrest Tibetan protestors

After Delhi, the torch relay goes to Thailand, Malaysia and Australia, before reaching China on 4 May, having travelled 137,000 km.




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