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Wednesday, 19 September, 2001, 21:44 GMT 22:44 UK
In pictures: Afghan crisis
Tensions are rising in the countries bordering Afghanistan as the threat of US-led military action continues to grow.

The ruling Taleban have so far refused to hand over Saudi-born Osama Bin Laden - suspected of being behind the attacks in New York and Washington.

Russians in Moskovsky, 200kms south of Dushanbe, on the Tajik-Afghan border
Russia is stepping up military activity on Tajikistan's border with Afghanistan

The pro-Taleban Jamiat-Ulema-i-Islam at an anti-American protest at Jamroud, Pakistan
Volunteers sign up for a jihad - holy war - at Jamroud on the Pakistan-Afghan border

A Pakistani aid worker gives bread to Afghan refugees at Quetta
More Afghans are fleeing their country for fear of American air strikes

An Afghan in Tehran pins up a picture of assassinated opposition leader Ahmed Shah Masood
More than one million Afghan refugees have fled to Iran, after years of war and drought

Members of the pro-Taleban Jamat-Ulemi-Islam protest in Peshawar, Pakistan
Anti-American demonstrations are breaking out in defence of the Taleban

Anti-American protest in Dhaka
Many Bangladeshi students are opposed to US military retaliation



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