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Moscow crackdown in pictures

Images from Moscow where police made more than 1,000 arrests in one of the biggest crackdowns on an opposition rally in years.

Protesters in Moscow, 27 July Image copyright Reuters
Image caption Hundreds of people turned out in Moscow on Saturday for a banned rally in protest at the exclusion of opposition candidates from local elections in September
Protesters in Moscow, 27 July Image copyright AFP
Image caption "Stop lying to us," read one placard
Security forces block street in Moscow, 27 July Image copyright Reuters
Image caption Security forces tried to block their way to city hall
Police and protesters in Moscow, 27 July Image copyright Reuters
Image caption They struggled to keep demonstrators from pulling down barriers
Police and protesters in Moscow, 27 July Image copyright AFP
Image caption Batons were drawn as the two sides faced off
Police and protesters in Moscow, 27 July Image copyright AFP
Image caption A number of people were hurt - here National Guardsmen help an injured man during the rally
Police and protesters in Moscow, 27 July Image copyright AFP
Image caption One by one, protesters were taken away
Police and protesters in Moscow, 27 July Image copyright AFP
Image caption They were being taken to police stations
Police and protesters in Moscow, 27 July Image copyright Reuters
Image caption By evening more than 1,000 people had been detained
Russian President Vladimir Putin in a submersible in the Gulf of Finland, 27 July Image copyright Reuters
Image caption President Vladimir Putin was out of town on a trip under the Baltic Sea in a submersible, to see the wreck of a WW2 submarine

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