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Wednesday, 7 February, 2001, 16:03 GMT
In pictures: Israel's election
Israelis have elected right-winger Ariel Sharon as prime minister by a wide margin.

Mr Sharon claimed victory after incumbent PM Ehud Barak conceded defeat.



Supporters of Ariel Sharon's Likud party begin celebrating as exit polls predict a landslide victory


Labour supporters despair as the extent of Ehud Barak's defeat becomes clear


Ehud Barak concedes defeat and resigns as Labour Party leader

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Palestinians in a South Lebanon refugee camp show their feelings towards Ariel Sharon

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Palestinians in Shatila refugee camp - scene of a massacre for which Mr Sharon was blamed - read the news of his victory

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Ariel Sharon visits the grave of his late wife Lily at his farm in Israel's southern Negev Desert

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And later he offered thanksgiving prayers at the Western Wall in Jerusalem

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And in Tel Aviv, someone wonders how to clear up all the election leaflets
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