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In pictures: Mumbai attacks

An emergency worker runs past ambulances outside the Taj Mahal hotel in Mumbai, India

Gunmen have launched co-ordinated attacks at several sites in the Indian city of Mumbai, killing scores of people. Warning: Some of the following images contain graphic content.

Smoke billows from the Taj Mahal Palace hotel in Mumbai, India

Among the targets were two of the city's luxury hotels, taken over by gunmen who entered shooting indiscriminately, witnesses said. At the Taj Mahal Palace, fire engulfed part of the top floor.

Rescue workers carry an injured person in the Colaba area of Mumbai, India

As the injured were taken to hospital following the attacks, an explosion was heard inside the second hotel, the Oberoi-Trident.

A man climbs down from the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel, 26 November 2008

Some people trapped in the hotels were forced to climb down using curtains or jump to safety.

Commandos take position opposite one of the sites attacked in Mumbai, 27 November 2008

On Thursday, police placed snipers on the rooftops of surrounding buildings and there were reports of continuing exchanges of fire.

Two foreigners freed from Mumbai's Trident-Oberoi hotel, 27 November 2008

Security forces managed to free some people from the hotels, but the stand-off continued throughout the day.

Onlookers watch Mumbai's Oberoi-Trident hotel, 27 November 2008

As the commandos combed through the hotels, people on the street looked on.

Woman grieves after the death of relatives in Mumbai attacks, 27 November 2008

Meanwhile, relatives of victims of the attacks grieved as they waited to pick up bodies from a hospital.

Police said at least 10 people were killed in gunfire at the Chhatrapati Shivaji railway station

Mumbai's main railway station was also hit. People fled the huge terminus leaving their luggage when gunmen opened fire. Ten people were killed.

A gunman walking through the Chhatrapati Shivaji railway station

A previously unknown group calling itself the Deccan Mujahideen has claimed responsibility, but correspondents say this could be a hoax or an assumed name for another group.

Rescue workers carry an injured person in the Colaba area of Mumbai, India

The attacks were condemned by governments around the world, including the US and UK, whose citizens were among those apparently targeted by the gunmen.

Soldiers watch the Taj Mahal Palace hotel, Mumbai, 27 November 2008

Security forces declared the siege at the Taj Mahal Palace over, although the sound of explosions was still being reported.




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