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 Tuesday, 21 January, 2003, 13:49 GMT
In pictures: Third fire strike
The third fire strike - and the first of 2003 - gets underway across the country, with no sign of weakening resolve on either side as negotiations over pay and conditions continue.

Firefighters helmets
As 9am struck, firefighters hung up their helmets to join the picket line

Manchester Fire Station
Firefighters at a Manchester fire station start their 24-hour walkout

Chelsea barracks in London
First shout of the day at Chelsea Barracks, where a Green Goddess is providing essential fire cover

Newcastle upon Tyne's Pilgrim Street fire station
Strikers at Newcastle-upon-Tyne's Pilgrim Street Fire Station prepare for a long day

Euston Fire Station in London
Passers-by receive safety fire leaflets from strikers at Euston Fire Station in London

A striker in Blair mask, and FBU leader on the picket line
A striker in a Blair mask rallies against the government's stance (l), as FBU leader Andy Gilchrist (far right) stands firm


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