May 14, 2015 16:39 IST

Burundi Coup: Celebrations in Bujumbura as general says he has deposed President Nkurunziza

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Crowds pour onto the streets of Burundi's capital to celebrate after a general said he was dismissing President Pierre Nkurunziza for violating the constitution by seeking a third term in office Credit: Reuters
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A man cheers as he celebrates the coup in Bujumbura, Burundi Credit: Reuters
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People greet soldiers as they celebrate in Bujumbura, after a general said he was dismissing President Pierre Nkurunziza for violating the constitution Credit: Reuters
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A man holds a riot police shield during celebrations in Bujumbura Credit: Reuters
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People celebrate in a street in Bujumbura after President Pierre Nkurunziza was dismissed in a coup Credit: Reuters
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A man celebrates on a street in Bujumbura Credit: Reuters
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People celebrate on a street in Bujumbura after it was reported that President Pierre Nkurunziza had been overthrown Credit: Reuters
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Protesters carry a national flag during a protest against President Pierre Nkurunziza's decision to run for a third term, in Bujumbura Credit: Reuters
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A protester holds up a dead owl to mock the ruling party whose emblem is an eagle Credit: Reuters