Occupy London eviction: in pictures

The anti-capitalist protest camp outside St Paul's Cathedral was evicted by bailiffs and police earl

Above, police remove a member of the Occupy London movement.

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A demonstrator holds a laptop showing a protest message during the eviction.

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Police guard the steps at St Paul's Cathedral as the protest camp below is cleared.

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Protestors stand on a barricade made from packing crates as the eviction gets underway.

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Demonstrators shout from a makeshift barricade. The eviction didn't result in violence.

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A worker erects a fence around the cathedral following the eviction.

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Tents are cleared away in the early hours of this morning.

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A demonstrator rests after moving his belongings from the campsite.

Samira Shackle is a freelance journalist, who tweets @samirashackle. She was formerly a staff writer for the New Statesman.

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