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Shops sacked, train station burned in Tunis

The Tunisian capital's main train station has been burned to the ground, and shops have been sacked and looted in violence that came after the North African nation's president fled the country.

AP, Saturday 15 Jan 2011
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Tunisians have awoken following a tense night after their autocratic president was driven from power by violent protests over soaring unemployment and corruption. The end of a curfew revealed the extent of the damage.

The main train station in Tunis is in ruins after a fire there. A big chain store outside the capital was vandalized and sacked. An AP photographer saw the army intervening there Saturday to try to stop the pillaging.

Tunisian airspace is still closed early Saturday, a day after a state of emergency was declared.

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