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At least 59 are dead, and another 175 injured. The militant group al -Shabaab has claimed responsibilty

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Relatives and Muslim faithful carry the slain body of Rehmad Mehbub, 18, who was killed in a crossfire between armed men and the police at the Westgate shopping mall, in Kenya’s capital Nairobi.

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Civilians who had been hiding during the gun battle hold their hands in the air as a precautionary measure before being searched by armed police leading them to safety, inside the Westgate mall in Nairobi.

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Police officers search for gunmen at Westgate mall in Nairobi.

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A soldier from the Kenya Defence Forces holds his gun as he arrives at the Westgate Shopping Centre in the capital Nairobi.

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Groups of onlookers gather on a road looking down over the Westgate mall in Nairobi.

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A woman injured during a shooting at Westgate Mall in Nairobi. A group of armed men attacked the upscale shopping mall in Nairobi.

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A wounded woman reacts at Westgate Shopping Centre in Nairobi.

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Kenya’s former Prime Minister Raila Odinga arrives at the Westgate Shopping Centre in Nairobi.

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A rescue worker helps a child outside the Westgate mall in Nairobi.

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People injured during a shooting at Westgate Mall.

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A security officer helps a wounded woman outside the Westgate Mall in Nairobi.

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People run for cover as the stand-off continues into the night at Westgate Shopping Centre in Nairobi. Gunmen stormed the shopping mall in the Kenyan capital Nairobi on Saturday, killing at least 30 people including children and sending scores fleeing in panic, in an attack claimed by the Somali Islamist group al Shabaab. Shooting continued hours after the initial assault as troops surrounded the Westgate mall and police and soldiers combed the building, hunting the attackers shop by shop. A police officer inside the building said the gunmen were barricaded inside a Nakumatt supermarket, one of Kenya's biggest chains.

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A wounded man sits in shock at a parking lot of Westgate Shopping Centre in Nairobi. Militant gunmen stormed the shopping mall in Nairobi on Saturday killing at least 39 people, including children, and sending scores fleeing into shops, a cinema and onto the streets in search of safety. Kenyan security forces were still locked in a standoff on Sunday with the al Qaeda-linked militants, who were holding an unknown number of hostages.

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A general view shows cars parked at the Westgate shopping mall during a shootout between armed men and the police in Nairobi. Kenyan security forces were locked in a stand-off on Sunday with gunmen who killed at least 39 people at the upmarket shopping mall in the Kenyan capital, and it was still unclear how many hostages the al Qaeda-linked militants were holding.

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Volunteers at the MP Shah hospital assist a man whose relative was killed in Saturday's attack at the Westgate shopping mall in Nairobi. Kenyan security forces were locked in a stand-off on Sunday with gunmen who killed at least 59 people at the upmarket shopping mall in the Kenyan capital, and it was still unclear how many hostages the al Qaeda-linked militants were holding.

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Relatives and Muslim faithful bury the slain body of Rehmad Mehbub, 18, who was killed in crossfire between armed men and the police at the Westgate shopping mall, in Kenya's capital Nairobi. Islamist militants were holed up with hostages on Sunday at a shopping mall in Nairobi, where at least 59 people have been killed in an attack by the al Shabaab group that opposes Kenya's participation in a peacekeeping mission in neighbouring Somalia.

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A soldier patrols as onlookers watch from a distance the security operation at the Westgate Shopping Centre, where gunmen are holding hostages, in Nairobi . Islamist militants were holed up with hostages on Sunday at the shopping mall in Nairobi, where at least 59 people have been killed in an attack by the al Shabaab group that opposes Kenya's participation in a peacekeeping mission in neighbouring Somalia. A volley of gunfire lasting about 30 seconds interrupted a stalemate of several hours, a Reuters witness said, speaking from near the Westgate shopping centre that has several Israeli-owned outlets and is frequented by expatriates and Kenyans.

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An armed police officer takes cover during a bout of gunfire outside the Westgate Mall in Nairobi, Kenya. Gunmen threw grenades and opened fire Saturday killing at least 22 people in an attack targeting non-Muslims at an upscale mall in Kenya's capital that was hosting a children's day event, a Red Cross official and witnesses said.

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