Africa

In pictures: Anger at Burkina Faso coup

Photos from Burkina Faso's capital, Ouagadougou, where protests have broken out after an elite military unit seized power in a coup.

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Image caption Barricades have burnt in the capital, Ouagadougou, as people vow to resist the coup by the presidential guard (RSP)
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Image caption The opposition has called for people to resist until civilian rule is restored
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Image caption Graffiti reading "down with RSP, get out" was painted on a road sign
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Image caption Protesters were wounded in clashes with security forces
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Image caption The injured were taken to the city's badly resourced hospitals
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Image caption The recording studio of prominent rapper and pro-democracy activist Serge Bambaram, who is known by the stage-name Smockey, was also damaged
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Image caption Troops positioned themselves outside the presidential palace amid fears that protesters could advance towards it
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Image caption Gen Gilbert Diendere posed for photographs inside the palace after being declared the new ruler
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Image caption The coup was announced on national television by Lt-Colonel Mamadou Bamba, a spokesman for the presidential guard

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