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Kenya's military battles Al Qaeda-linked militants inside mall

An attack by Islamist militants on an upscale mall in Nairobi, Kenya has left 72 dead.

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Residents look at the military rescue operation at the Westgate shopping centre in the capital Nairobi, September 24, 2013. A heavy burst of gunfire was heard from the Kenyan shopping mall in Nairobi where at least 62 people were killed in an attack by the Somali al Shabaab group, suggesting that the complex had not yet been secured, a Reuters witness said on Tuesday. REUTERS/Karel Prinsloo (KENYA - Tags: CIVIL UNREST CRIME LAW MILITARY SOCIETY) - RTX13XFE
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Sept. 24, 2013: Kenya Defence Forces soldiers take their position at the Westgate Mall, on the fourth day since militants stormed into the mall, in Nairobi.
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Sept. 23, 2013: Kenya security personnel take cover outside the Westgate Mall after shooting started inside the mall early Monday morning.
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Sept. 23, 2013: People donate blood for injured persons in an attack at the Westgate Mall, at Uhuru Park in Nairobi, Kenya.
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Sept. 23, 2013: Paramedics and police officers run outside the Westgate Mall in Nairobi after heavy shooting started.
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Sept. 23, 2013: A plume of black smoke billows over the Westgate Mall, in Nairobi, Kenya. Multiple large blasts have rocked the mall where a hostage siege is in its third day. Associated Press reporters on the scene heard multiple blasts and a barrage of gunfire.
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Sept. 22, 2013: A woman who had been hiding inside and managed to flee, sits in a state of shock, as an unidentified armed member of the security forces, above, keeps watch outside the Westgate Shopping Center in Nairobi, Kenya.
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Sept. 22, 2013: Soldiers from the Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) arrive at the Westgate Shopping Center in the capital Nairobi, Kenya. September 22, 2013. Kenyan security forces were locked in a stand-off on Sunday with gunmen who killed at least 59 people at an upscale shopping mall in the Kenyan capital.
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Sept. 22, 2013: Soldiers from the Kenya Defense Forces carry a wounded colleague, following the sound of explosions and gunfire, out of the Westgate Shopping Center in Nairobi, Kenya.
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Sept. 21, 2013: A woman who had been hiding during the gun battle runs for cover after armed police, seen behind, enter the Westgate Mall in Nairobi, Kenya.
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Sept. 21, 2013: People scramble for safety as armed police hunt gunmen who went on a shooting spree at Westgate shopping center in Nairobi.
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Sept. 21, 2013: Soldiers and armed police hunt gunmen who went on a shooting spree in Westgate shopping center in Nairobi.
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Sept. 21, 2013: Armed police search through Westgate shopping centre for gunmen in Nairobi, Kenya.
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Sept. 21, 2013: Emergency services carry a woman to an ambulance in the car park as police search through the Westgate shopping center for gunmen in Nairobi, Kenya.
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Sept. 21, 2013: Women carrying children run for safety as armed police hunt gunmen who went on a shooting spree in Westgate shopping center in Nairobi, Kenya.
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Kenya's military battles Al Qaeda-linked militants inside mall

An attack by Islamist militants on an upscale mall in Nairobi, Kenya has left 72 dead.

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