The Democratic Republic of Congo's Supreme Court has been set on fire during protests over alleged fraud in the presidential run-off. Supporters of Jean-Pierre Bemba, the ex-rebel leader who says he was cheated of victory, clashed with police.
Police used tear gas and UN peacekeepers fired shots in the air, with two vehicles burnt by protesters.
The violence led the Supreme Court to suspend its hearing into Mr Bemba's claims he was cheated of victory.
Mr Bemba's party has condemned what it called "acts of vandalism" against the court, and said it would have no reason to try to derail court proceedings.
President Joseph Kabila was last week declared the winner, with 58% of the vote against 42% for Mr Bemba.
The elections are supposed to draw a line under a five-year conflict in which some four million people died.
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