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 Photos of Argentine's protests as it stands on the brink of economic collapse


President de la Rua's helicopter leaves Government House

President Fernando de la Rua left after widespread calls for him to quit

 

 

Demonstrators are sprayed with water cannon in Buenos Aries

Protesters accused Mr de la Rua of leading the country to economic ruin  

 

Protesters gather behind a barricade

  Mass protests turned the Argentine capital Buenos Aires into a scene of near-anarchy

 

 

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Riot police armed with batons tried to break up demonstrations

 

 

Noisy protest in Buenos Aries

Demonstrators banged sticks to make sure their protest was heard

 

 

Protester in Buenos Aries

Argentines are angry at the government's austerity drive

 

Riot police fire tear gas

Police fired rubber bullets and tear gas to disperse the crowds

 

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But even a state of emergency failed to halt the violence

 

Looters steal food from a supermarket  

Hundreds of supermarkets were ransacked as mass protests turned violent

 

 


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