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Last Updated: Tuesday November 08 2005 16:06 GMT

In pictures: Rioting in France

Firefighters put out a fire in a burning car in Gentilly, south of Paris, after rioting spread across France.

Firefighters put out a fire in a burning car in Gentilly, south of Paris, after rioting spread across France.

The riots were sparked after two teenagers died while reportedly fleeing from police, but the police deny this. Here, a burning bus is put out in Toulouse.

The riots were sparked after two teenagers died while reportedly fleeing from police, but the police deny this. Here, a burning bus is put out in Toulouse.

French police hold position in Corberil-Essones, southern Paris. At least 30 policemen have been injured since the rioting started

French police hold position in Corberil-Essones, southern Paris. At least 30 policemen have been injured since the rioting started.

More than 5,000 cars have been burnt and destroyed too. Many have been piled up in dumping grounds like this in Grigny, south of Paris.

More than 5,000 cars have been burnt and destroyed too. Many have been piled up in dumping grounds like this in Grigny, south of Paris.

An electrician checks damages at the burnt La Belle-au-Bois-Dormant school in Grigny.

An electrician checks damages at the burnt La Belle-au-Bois-Dormant school in Grigny.

In Noisy-le Grand, east of Paris, a local gymnasium was burnt down.

In Noisy-le Grand, east of Paris, a local gymnasium was burnt down.

The wreckage of a car used to break through the glass door of a fast food restaurant lies amid the rubble in Corbeil-Essonnes, south of Paris

The wreckage of a car used to break through the glass door of a fast food restaurant lies amid the rubble in Corbeil-Essonnes, south of Paris.

As rioting spread across the country, a crèche was also set on fire in Fleury-Merogis, southern Paris. It has sparked fears that other European countries could be affected too.

As rioting spread across the country, a crèche was also set on fire in Fleury-Merogis, southern Paris. It has sparked fears that other European countries could be affected too.



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