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In pictures: Kenya mall siege enters third day

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Two photo journalists take cover outside the Westgate Mall after heavy shooting started inside the mall Monday, Sept. 23, 2013.

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Armed police from the General Service Unit take cover behind a wall during a bout of gunfire, outside the Westgate Mall in Nairobi, Kenya, on Monday, Sept. 23, 2013.

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Kenya security forces are seen behind a wall outside the Westgate Mall in Nairobi, Kenya Monday morning, Sept. 23, 2013. Kenya's military launched a major operation at the upscale Nairobi mall and said it had rescued "most" of the hostages being held captive by al-Qaeda-linked militants.

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Kenya security forces are seen behind a wall outside the Westgate Mall in Nairobi, Kenya Monday morning, Sept. 23, 2013.

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Onlookers gather on a hill to observe the Westgate Mall after a bout of heavy gunfire just after dawn in Nairobi, Kenya Monday, Sept. 23, 2013.

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Soldiers from the Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) are seen entering the Westgate Shopping Centre in the capital Nairobi, September 23, 2013.

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A truck of security forces arrives at the Westgate Mall after a bout of heavy gunfire just after dawn in Nairobi, Kenya Monday, Sept. 23, 2013.

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A plume of black smoke billows over the Westgate Mall, in Nairobi, Sept. 23, 2013. Multiple large blasts have rocked the mall where a hostage siege is in its third day.

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A security officer gestures as smoke rises from Westgate Shopping Centre in Nairobi following a string of explosions during the third day of a stand-off between Kenyan security forces and gunmen inside the building September 23, 2013.

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Smoke rises from Westgate Shopping Centre in Nairobi following a string of explosions during the third day of a stand-off between Kenyan security forces and gunmen inside the building September 23, 2013.

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Police officers take cover following a string of explosions from Westgate Shopping Centre in Nairobi, during the third day of a stand off between Kenyan security forces and gunmen inside the building September 23, 2013.

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People and cars are turned back from a back street after a series of explosions and gun fire within the Westgate Shopping Centre in Nairobi, September 23, 2013.

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Kenyan soldiers are seen on an upper floor balcony of the Westgate Mall following large explosions and heavy gunfire, in Nairobi, Sept. 23, 2013.

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A Kenyan police security officer runs for cover as heavy smoke rises from the Westgate Mall in Nairobi, Sept. 23, 2013.

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People watch from a distance as thick smoke billows after a series of explosions and gun fire within the Westgate Mall, in the capital Nairobi, September 23, 2013.

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Fire engines and armoured military vehicles are pictured in front of Westgate shopping centre after explosions at the mall in Nairobi, September 23, 2013.

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Kenya Defence Forces soldiers take cover behind a wall near the Westgate shopping centre after an exchange of gunfire inside the mall in Nairobi September 23, 2013. Thick smoke poured from the besieged Nairobi mall where Kenyan officials said their forces were closing in on Islamists holding hostages on Monday, three days after a raid by Somalia's al Shabaab killed at least 62 people.

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Kenyan security personnel and journalists duck behind a vehicle as heavy gunfire erupts from the Westgate Mall in Nairobi Kenya Monday Sept. 23 2013. Multiple large blasts have rocked the mall where a hostage siege is in its third day.

Jerome Delay/AP

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Kenyan security personnel wave at bystanders to take cover as heavy gunfire erupts from the Westgate Mall in Nairobi Kenya Monday Sept. 23 2013.

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