In pictures: Kenya shootout in Nairobi's Westgate mall

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image captionMilitary activity continued outside Nairobi's Westgate shopping centre late on Monday as the crisis entered its third night.
image captionMembers of Nairobi's Somali community delivered food and drinks to soldiers and security personnel as darkness fell.
image captionPlumes of black smoke billowed from the mall following large explosions.
image captionShooting could be heard throughout Monday as security forces swept the complex for hostages and militants.
image captionPolice officers and members of the media were repeatedly forced to take cover during sporadic bursts of gunfire.
image captionKenyan security forces surrounded the Westgate mall in Nairobi as dawn broke on Monday.
image captionA video from inside the shopping centre showed the army taking up positions on Saturday.
image captionCivilians were still sheltering inside the mall.
image captionThe death toll from the assault has been put at 62.
image captionThese shoppers were escorted to safety by security forces.
image captionOutside the city morgue, this man took in the news of his father's death.
image captionSome of those who were killed have already been buried or cremated, in line with local customs. Here the father of 16-year-old Nehal Vekaria lights the funeral pyre for his daughter's cremation.
image captionAs heavy gunfire was heard on Monday morning, people gathered on a hill near the mall to wait for news.
image captionMany Kenyans came forward to donate blood for the large numbers of wounded.

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