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EU treaty anniversary sees protests and marches in major cities - in pictures

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image captionIt has been 60 years since the Treaty of Rome was signed, establishing the European Economic Community. To mark the date, an I Love Europe march is being held in Warsaw, Poland.
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image captionEU leaders, minus UK Prime Minister Theresa May, gathered in Rome and signed a new declaration pledging unity. Some 30,000 people had been expected to take part in pro- and anti-EU marches in the city.
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image captionPoland joined the EU in May 2004. Its current eurosceptic government has sparred with the European Commission on rule of law issues, but polls suggest that most Poles support EU membership.
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image captionIn Berlin, thousands of people marched to advocate for European unity. Organisers demolished a symbolic wall made of cardboard boxes in a nod to the city's divided past.
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image captionNot all Europeans who turned out for the anniversary support the EU, and anti-bloc demonstrators took to the streets in Rome.
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image captionSecurity was beefed up in the Italian capital in anticipation for the mass protests.
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image captionWith the UK set to start the Brexit process in coming days, a few dozen pro-EU Britons joined demonstrators in Rome.
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image captionMany more people rallied in central London to protest Brexit, days after a home grown terrorist killed four people and was shot dead at parliament. The crowds, numbering tens of thousands, fell silent as they entered Parliament Square.
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image captionA pro-EU demonstration also took place at the heart of the European project - outside the EU Parliament in Brussels.

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