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Turkey twin blasts in Ankara: In pictures

Dozens of people have been killed in twin blasts in Turkey's capital, Ankara. The blast happened at about 10:00 local time (07:00 GMT), as people had been gathering for a peace rally that was due to start at midday.

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Image caption People travelled to Ankara from other cities to call for an end to the violence between the Turkish state and Kurdish militant group the PKK.
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Image caption Just after 10:00, there was a powerful explosion, quickly followed by another blast outside the city's train station.
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Image caption There were scenes of panic as survivors rushed to help the injured, and many people were reported to be lying on the ground.
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Image caption One witness told the BBC that it took about half an hour for ambulances to arrive.
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Image caption People at the scene took the injured to hospital in buses and taxis, one eyewitness told the BBC.
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Image caption At least 86 people were killed and 186 injured in the twin blasts, according to officials.
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Image caption The bodies of those who died were covered in flags that were to be taken to the rally.
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Image caption Here two survivors are seen on the steps of the railway station where the impact of the blasts can been seen.
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Image caption The pro-Kurdish HDP party, whose supporters were going to the rally, said riot police arrived after 15 minutes and there were angry scenes.
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Image caption Police fired tear gas, which some said hampered the rescue effort.
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Image caption The crowd became angry and a local resident said that some people tried to attack police cars after the blasts.
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Image caption Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said the attack was "loathsome" and "targeted our unity and our togetherness".
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Image caption Elections are due to be held on 1 November. The leader of the HDP has blamed the state for the attack and cancelled all election rallies.
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Image caption Crowds of people reportedly queued at a hospital in the city waiting to donate blood.
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Image caption Carnations have been placed at the scene of what is the deadliest attack of its kind in modern Turkish history.
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Image caption A sit-down demonstration was later held to protest about the explosions.

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