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Tuesday, 7 May, 2002, 23:34 GMT 00:34 UK
In pictures: Israel bomb blast
At least 16 people have been killed in a suspected suicide attack on a crowded Israeli club. The blast happened just as Prime Minister Ariel Sharon began talks with US President George Bush in Washington.

Scene of the bomb attack
The social club was packed with people

Ambulance workers attending to the wounded
At least 16 people were killed and many more injured

The wreckage of the club
A ceiling collapsed, trapping people below

Outside the bombed building
Police and ambulance workers raced to the scene

Ariel Sharon and George Bush in the White House
The blast occurred just after Ariel Sharon began talks with the US president

Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon departs from the White House
The Israeli leader decided to cut short his visit in light of the attack

See also:

07 May 02 | Middle East
'Suicide bomb' kills 16 near Tel Aviv
07 May 02 | Middle East
Bethlehem snags blight Sharon talks
07 May 02 | Americas
Sharon steps up diplomacy
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