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In pictures: Nato summit violence

An anti-Nato activist walks past a barricade during clashes near the German border at the Europe bridge, east of Strasbourg, France, 4 April 2009

French police have used tear gas to stop hundreds of protesters from disrupting Nato's summit in Strasbourg.

Anti-Nato demonstrators during a demonstration in Strasbourg, France, 4 April

Demonstrators threw stones and petrol bombs, causing fires near the summit venue.

Firemen walk past a burning hotel during an anti-Nato demonstration in Strasbourg, France, 4 April 2009

On the French side of the River Rhine, demonstrators set alight a hotel and a customs house.

Riot police and demonstrators face off during an anti-Nato demonstration in Strasbourg, France, 4 April 2009

Three columns of smoke could be seen rising over the Europe Bridge area in Strasbourg, across from the small town of Kehl in Germany, where part of the summit was held.

An anti-Nato activist sits on a chair in front of the burning former customs station at the French-German border in Strasbourg, France, 4 April 2009

While some protesters sauntered nonchalantly, 25 people were arrested, adding to dozens detained in the run-up to the gathering.

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