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In pictures: Bosnia protests

image captionHundreds of people have been injured in three days of anti-government protests across Bosnia-Hercegovina. The demonstrations are the worst unrest since the end of the Bosnian war in 1995.
image captionA number of government buildings were set on fire in the capital, Sarajevo, the northern town of Tuzla and other towns.
image captionThe streets of the capital resembled a war zone.
image captionCorrespondents say the protesters are angered by years of political inertia and high joblessness. About 40% of Bosnians are unemployed.
image captionRiot police are seen standing in front of a blaze in Sarajevo. The prime minister of the autonomous Bosniak-Croat Federation said the unrest was caused by "hooligans".
image captionThe protests first erupted in Tuzla before spreading to other towns.
image captionThe tensions broke out in Tuzla after factory workers were laid off following the collapse of four former state-owned companies which had been privatised.
image captionA spokesman for the factory workers said the protests were the "answer of the people" to the country's political failure.
image captionThe town used to be the industrial heart of of northern Bosnia. Here, several hundred demonstrators are seen attacking a local government building in Tuzla.
image captionA blaze broke out inside the government building in Tuzla. Police said demonstrators also set fire to bins and smashed shop windows.
image captionSecurity forces were forced to retreat as protesters threw rocks. Local schools have been closed.

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