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Soldiers rescued Ecuador's President Rafael Correa from a police hospital besieged by rebel police.

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Police disperse supporters of Ecuador’s President Rafael Correa from the outside of the Police Hospital in Quito, where the President was holed up.

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Soldiers arrive outside the hospital where Ecuador's President Rafael Correa was holed up, in Quito.

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People take cover from bullets as army soldiers clash with striking police outside a hospital where Ecuador's President Rafael Correa was holed up inside, in Quito.

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Soldiers enter the police hospital where Ecuador's President Rafael Correa was holed up, in Quito.

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Ecuador's President Rafael Correa, bottom, is rescued by security officers from a hospital where he was holed up by protesting police in Quito.

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Members of an elite special forces unit guards an SUV used to transport Ecuador’s President Rafael Correa from the National Police Hospital in Quito after he spent 12 hours under siege by rebel police.

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Supporters of Ecuador’s President Rafael Correa gather outside the National Police Hospital in Quito.

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Ecuador's President Rafael Correa speaks from the balcony of the Carondolet Palace in Quito as hundreds of supporters gathered to greet him after he was rescued from rebel police.

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Ecuador’s President Rafael Correa speaks during a news conference inside the Carondolet Palace after being recued from rebel police.

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A vehicle belonging to the security detail of Ecuador's President Rafael Correa burns after being set on fire by rioting police outside a hospital where the president was holed up, in Quito.

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Red Cross medics escort an army soldier injured in clashes with striking police outside a hospital, where Ecuador's President Rafael Correa was holed up inside, in Quito.

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Soldiers escort a wounded companion during clashes with striking police outside a hospital where Ecuador's President Rafael Correa was holed up inside, in Quito.

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Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, centre, chairs an extraordinary meeting of the Presidents of Union of South American Nations (UNASUR) in Buenos Aires in support of Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa.

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Supporters of Ecuador's President Rafael Correa hold a rally in Buenos Aires as Latin American leaders condemned unrest in Ecuador.

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