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In pictures: Anger at Burkina Faso coup

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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 captionBarricades have burnt in the capital, Ouagadougou, as people vow to resist the coup by the presidential guard (RSP)
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image captionThe opposition has called for people to resist until civilian rule is restored
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image captionGraffiti reading "down with RSP, get out" was painted on a road sign
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image captionProtesters were wounded in clashes with security forces
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image captionThe injured were taken to the city's badly resourced hospitals
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image captionThe 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 captionTroops positioned themselves outside the presidential palace amid fears that protesters could advance towards it
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image captionGen Gilbert Diendere posed for photographs inside the palace after being declared the new ruler
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image captionThe coup was announced on national television by Lt-Colonel Mamadou Bamba, a spokesman for the presidential guard

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