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In pictures: Mongolian protests

A soldier guards the ruling party headquarters on 2 July 2008

Security is tight in the Mongolian capital, Ulan Bator, in the wake of violent clashes over alleged electoral fraud.

Mongolians vote at a polling station in Ulan Bator on 29 June 2008

International observers said Sunday's general election was free and fair, but opposition supporters say the result was rigged.

Police pin down a protester in Ulan Bator on 1 July 2008

When preliminary results gave the ruling party victory, crowds of protesters gathered on the streets of Ulan Bator.

A man runs as police shelter behind shields during clashes in Ulan Bator on 1 July 2008

Thousands of people clashed with police, who used tear gas and rubber bullets to hold off the crowds.

A van is set on fire by protesters in Ulan Bator on 1 July 2008

Cars were set on fire and looting was reported at several locations across the city.

Crowds gather outside the ruling party headquarters as it burns on 1 July 2008

The ruling party headquarters was burnt and, as protests continued late into the night, scores of injuries were reported. At least five people were killed, a minister said.

People walk past burnt-out vehicles in Ulan Bator on 2 July 2008

Areas of the capital remained sealed off on Wednesday but calm had been restored and some shops were open, reports said.




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