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In pictures: Irish vote on Lisbon

A woman passes No and Yes campaign posters in Mullingar, Irish Republic, on 12 June

The fate of the EU's Lisbon reform treaty was in the hands of the Irish Republic's three million registered voters on 12 June.

A woman casts her vote in Dublin on 12 June

An Irish court ruling dictates that any change to the constitution - and the Lisbon Treaty is considered as such - requires a referendum. The other 26 EU states have left the issue to their parliaments.

Irish Prime Minister Brian Cowen talks to reporters in Mullingar, Republic of Ireland, on polling day

Irish Taoiseach (Prime Minister) Brian Cowen is at the forefront of the Yes campaign. He cast his vote in Mucklagh in County Offaly.

No campaigners in Dublin city centre on 10 June

Groups leading the No campaign have been campaigning at least as hard as the Yes camp.

No campaign graffitto on a Dublin street

The No campaign is hoping to derail the process of ratifying the Lisbon Treaty across the EU by the end of this year. EU leaders want ratification completed by January.

Street performer The Space Cowboy attempts to swallow 27 swords decorated with the flags of the EU states on 11 June in Dublin

One performance artist was capitalising on EU fever in Dublin this week. The Space Cowboy, as he is known, attempted to swallow 27 swords decorated with the flags of the EU states.



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