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Moscow crackdown in pictures

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Images from Moscow where police made more than 1,000 arrests in one of the biggest crackdowns on an opposition rally in years.
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image captionHundreds 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
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image caption"Stop lying to us," read one placard
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image captionSecurity forces tried to block their way to city hall
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image captionThey struggled to keep demonstrators from pulling down barriers
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image captionBatons were drawn as the two sides faced off
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image captionA number of people were hurt - here National Guardsmen help an injured man during the rally
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image captionOne by one, protesters were taken away
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image captionThey were being taken to police stations
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image captionBy evening more than 1,000 people had been detained
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image captionPresident 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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