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Wednesday, 21 August, 2002, 10:50 GMT 11:50 UK
In pictures: Abu Nidal's career of terror
The Palestinian militant Abu Nidal, who has died in Iraq, was the mastermind behind a string of audacious terror attacks in the 1970s and 1980s.

The changing face of Abu Nidal
Abu Nidal was one of the world's most wanted men (Pictures: AP, left, and AFP)

Aftermath of 1973 gun attack on Fiumicino airport near Rome
The Palestinian's fanatical followers caused mayhem with attacks like the one at Rome's Fiumicino airport in 1973 (AP)

Damaged Pan-Am jet at Fiumicino airport near Rome following attack
Airports were a favoured target of the radicals

1982 bombing of restaurant in Jewish quarter of Paris
But other targets, such as this restaurant bombed in Paris in 1982, were also seen as fair game (AFP)

Aftermath of bombing of restaurant in Jewish quarter of Paris, in which six died
The toll of civilian deaths from attacks by Abu Nidal's men was high

Abu Nidal's brother, Mohammed al-Banna, reads of his death in a newspaper
In recent years Abu Nidal had lapsed into obscurity but his death has reawakened media interest (AP)

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