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Saturday, 24 June, 2000, 21:56 GMT 22:56 UK
In pictures: Sahara fighters' show of strength
The Saharan People's Liberation Army - seeking Western Sahara's independence from Morocco - has put on a display of force for the cameras of Algerian TV.

The group - the armed wing of the Polisario Front - put on its show at the Laayoune refugee camp in Algeria. It was officially held to mark the 30th anniversary of a rebellion against Spanish colonial rule.


Polisario flag
The flag of the self-declared Saharan Arab Democratic Republic

Polisario soldiers
Marchpast by the Polisario's regular units

War veterans
Veterans of the war against Spain show they can still handle a rifle

Saharan women
Women spectators in national dress added colour to the event

Saharan horsemen
The celebrations included a display of equestrian skill

Polisario APC
Polisario uses Arab chargers of a different kind these days

Polisario manoeuvres
The Saharans turned to hit-and-run tactics after heavy military defeats





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