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In pictures: Ottawa shootings aftermath

Images from the Canadian city of Ottawa as it struggles to comes to terms with the shock of a gunman rampaging through the corridors of Parliament on Wednesday before being shot dead.

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Image caption A tourist took what may be the last photo of Corporal Nathan Cirillo, 24, before he was attacked and killed at the Canadian war memorial on Wednesday by Muslim convert Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, who was later himself shot and killed while attacking parliament.
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Image caption At the beginning of the parliamentary session, Sergeant-at-Arms Kevin Vickers received a prolonged standing ovation for his role in killing the gunman. Mr Vickers struggled to maintain his composure amid the applause.
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Image caption The Canadian flag flew at half mast above parliament in Ottawa on what was a beautifully sunny - but also a sad and emotional - day.
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Image caption The gates to Parliament Hill were closed to the public on Thursday following questions in the hours beforehand about how the gunman was able to breach security so easily.
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Image caption It was the second attack on Canada's military in three days, and security forces in Ottawa are on maximum alert.
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Image caption Opposition Liberal party leader Justin Trudeau laid flowers at the war memorial. He said in parliament that it was important that Canada showed an image of strength and hope, not fear and chaos.
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Image caption Police arrested a man at gunpoint just steps from Prime Minister Stephen Harper as he and his wife were laying a wreath at the war memorial to commemorate the killing of Cpl Cirillo.
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Image caption Much of the area around parliament including the war memorial was also cordoned off on Thursday
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Image caption Police said on Thursday they were satisfied that only one person was involved in the attack.

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