In Pictures

In pictures: Ottawa shootings

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Image caption Armed police moved in to secure the Canadian parliament in Ottawa soon after reports of shots being fired outside and inside the building
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Image caption A gunman reportedly entered parliament after shooting at a soldier on guard at the National War Memorial
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Image caption Police tried to surround the suspect, who was said to be carrying a large rifle, and there was a shootout in parliament
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Image caption In the Conservative Party caucus room, shown shortly after gunshots were heard, MPs and staff barricaded the door
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Image caption Shortly after the exchange of fire in parliament, more heavily armed police arrived in the area and warned of other possible gunmen on rooftops
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Image caption Police also deployed a bomb disposal robot close to the parliament building after fears the gunman may have been carrying explosives
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Image caption A lockdown was declared, with police telling those in the area to stay where they were, lock doors and keep away from windows
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Image caption Police refused to say whether there was more than one gunman involved in Wednesday's shootings and said the situation was "dynamic and unfolding"