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Monday, 17 December, 2001, 15:16 GMT
In pictures: Fox hunting returns
Fox hunting has resumed for the first time in more than 10 months, after the government lifted a ban imposed during the foot-and-mouth crisis. Here BBC News Online looks at the return of the hunts in pictures:

Members of the Beaufort Hunt
The Beaufort Hunt was among the first to meet

The Beaufort Hunt met in Badmington
Back in the saddle: Ministers suspended hunting in February

Children at the Beaufort Hunt
Children were among the 250 people attending the hunt

Duke of Beaufort with hounds
The Duke of Beaufort walks on his Swangrove Estate near Badminton, South Gloucestershire

Horse and hounds at the Hunt
Joint Hunt master Ian Farquhar said he was "delighted"

A hunt in Sussex
Up to 30 of Britain's estimated 300 hunts have been given special licences to hunt with hounds again
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The BBC's Jane O'Brien
"Hunting licences have been granted under strict conditions"
Tony Holdsworth, Beaufort Hunt
"I hope and pray foot-and-mouth doesn't come back"
Background and analysis of one of the most contentious issues in British politics

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