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Friday, 10 January, 2003, 09:24 GMT
In pictures: Hackney siege
One of the UK's longest running siege has ended after 15 days with the death of gunman Eli Hall.

The siege of the flat in east London has been a testing time for police and the local community

Hackney siege
Pensioner Betty Gibson was one of the residents moved from the area on the 10th day

Hackney siege
More than 40 residents were unable to leave their homes for a fortnight after Boxing Day

Commander Bob Quick
Commander Bob Quick said the gunman was determined not to be taken out alive

Police marksmen
There was a brief exchange of gunfire between police marksmen and the gunman early on the 15th day

Siege of Libyan Peoples Bureau in 1984
The operation has drawn comparisons with the siege of Libyan Peoples Bureau in St James's Square in 1984

Firefighters
Firefighters tried to put out fire started by the gunman in the flat, possibly to keep warm

Police
Police eventually found the body of the gunman in the fire-damaged bedsit

police dog handler
The police have been praised but the operation will be reviewed

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