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In pictures: Former Japan PM Shinzo Abe assassinated

Former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe delivers a speech before he was shot from behind. The Asahi Shimbun/via REUTERS

Former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe delivers a speech before he was shot from behind. The Asahi Shimbun/via REUTERS

Former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe delivers a speech before he was shot from behind. The Asahi Shimbun/via REUTERS
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An image shows the first moment when a gun is shot as former Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe speaks during an election campaign in Nara, Japan. Takenobu Nakajima/via REUTERS

An image shows the first moment when a gun is shot as former Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe speaks during an election campaign in Nara, Japan. Takenobu Nakajima/via REUTERS

An image shows the first moment when a gun is shot as former Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe speaks during an election campaign in Nara, Japan. Takenobu Nakajima/via REUTERS
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Former Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe lies on the ground after an apparent shooting during an election rally for the Upper House election, in Nara, western Japan, July 8, 2022.    Kyodo via REUTERS

Former Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe lies on the ground after an apparent shooting during an election rally for the Upper House election, in Nara, western Japan, July 8, 2022. Kyodo via REUTERS

Former Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe lies on the ground after an apparent shooting during an election rally for the Upper House election, in Nara, western Japan, July 8, 2022. Kyodo via REUTERS
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Former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe lies on the ground after he was shot during an election campaign rally in Nara, western Japan, July 8, 2022. Image pixelated at source. The Asahi Shimbun/via REUTERS

Former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe lies on the ground after he was shot during an election campaign rally in Nara, western Japan, July 8, 2022. Image pixelated at source. The Asahi Shimbun/via REUTERS

Former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe lies on the ground after he was shot during an election campaign rally in Nara, western Japan, July 8, 2022. Image pixelated at source. The Asahi Shimbun/via REUTERS
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A police officer detains a man, believed to have shot former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. The Asahi Shimbun/via REUTERS

A police officer detains a man, believed to have shot former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. The Asahi Shimbun/via REUTERS

A police officer detains a man, believed to have shot former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. The Asahi Shimbun/via REUTERS
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A man, believed to have shot former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, is tackled by police officers. The Asahi Shimbun/via REUTERS

A man, believed to have shot former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, is tackled by police officers. The Asahi Shimbun/via REUTERS

A man, believed to have shot former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, is tackled by police officers. The Asahi Shimbun/via REUTERS
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A man, believed to be a suspect shooting former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is held by police officers at Yamato Saidaiji Station in Nara, Nara Prefecture. The Yomiuri Shimbun/via REUTERS

A man, believed to be a suspect shooting former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is held by police officers at Yamato Saidaiji Station in Nara, Nara Prefecture. The Yomiuri Shimbun/via REUTERS

A man, believed to be a suspect shooting former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is held by police officers at Yamato Saidaiji Station in Nara, Nara Prefecture. The Yomiuri Shimbun/via REUTERS
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A man being detained near the location where former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was shot. 
 Kyodo/via REUTERS

A man being detained near the location where former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was shot. Kyodo/via REUTERS

A man being detained near the location where former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was shot. Kyodo/via REUTERS
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A video screengrab shows a man, believed to have shot former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, being restrained by police officers.   Kyodo/via REUTERS

A video screengrab shows a man, believed to have shot former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, being restrained by police officers. Kyodo/via REUTERS

A video screengrab shows a man, believed to have shot former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, being restrained by police officers. Kyodo/via REUTERS
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Former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe lies on the ground after he was shot from behind during an election campaign rally in Nara.   Kyodo via REUTERS

Former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe lies on the ground after he was shot from behind during an election campaign rally in Nara. Kyodo via REUTERS

Former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe lies on the ground after he was shot from behind during an election campaign rally in Nara. Kyodo via REUTERS
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A man believed to be former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is carried on a stretcher as he arrives at a hospital in Kashihara, Nara Prefecture, western Japan.  
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A man believed to be former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is carried on a stretcher as he arrives at a hospital in Kashihara, Nara Prefecture, western Japan. Kyodo via REUTERS

A man believed to be former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is carried on a stretcher as he arrives at a hospital in Kashihara, Nara Prefecture, western Japan. Kyodo via REUTERS
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A suspect believed to have shot former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is ushered to a car. Takenobu Nakajima/via REUTERS

A suspect believed to have shot former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is ushered to a car. Takenobu Nakajima/via REUTERS

A suspect believed to have shot former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is ushered to a car. Takenobu Nakajima/via REUTERS
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A man believed to be former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is carried on a stretcher as he arrives at a hospital in Kashihara, Nara Prefecture.  
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A man believed to be former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is carried on a stretcher as he arrives at a hospital in Kashihara, Nara Prefecture. The Asahi Shimbun/via REUTERS

A man believed to be former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is carried on a stretcher as he arrives at a hospital in Kashihara, Nara Prefecture. The Asahi Shimbun/via REUTERS
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A person prays next to flowers laid at the site where late former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was shot while campaigning near Yamato-Saidaiji station in Nara, western Japan. REUTERS/Issei Kato

A person prays next to flowers laid at the site where late former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was shot while campaigning near Yamato-Saidaiji station in Nara, western Japan. REUTERS/Issei Kato

A person prays next to flowers laid at the site where late former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was shot while campaigning near Yamato-Saidaiji station in Nara, western Japan. REUTERS/Issei Kato
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Investigators work around the scene where former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was shot.  
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Investigators work around the scene where former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was shot. Kyodo/via REUTERS

Investigators work around the scene where former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was shot. Kyodo/via REUTERS
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This area near the location where former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was shot.   Kyodo/via REUTERS

This area near the location where former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was shot. Kyodo/via REUTERS

This area near the location where former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was shot. Kyodo/via REUTERS
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People pray next to flowers laid at the site where late former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was shot near Yamato-Saidaiji station in Nara, western Japan. REUTERS/Issei Kato

People pray next to flowers laid at the site where late former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was shot near Yamato-Saidaiji station in Nara, western Japan. REUTERS/Issei Kato

People pray next to flowers laid at the site where late former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was shot near Yamato-Saidaiji station in Nara, western Japan. REUTERS/Issei Kato
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People receive a special edition of the Yomiuri Shimbun newspaper reporting the death of former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, in Tokyo. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

People receive a special edition of the Yomiuri Shimbun newspaper reporting the death of former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, in Tokyo. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

People receive a special edition of the Yomiuri Shimbun newspaper reporting the death of former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, in Tokyo. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
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A woman cries at the site where Abe was shot, near Yamato-Saidaiji station in Nara.   REUTERS/Issei Kato

A woman cries at the site where Abe was shot, near Yamato-Saidaiji station in Nara. REUTERS/Issei Kato

A woman cries at the site where Abe was shot, near Yamato-Saidaiji station in Nara. REUTERS/Issei Kato
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Dassai, a sake made in late former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's home region, Yamaguchi prefecture, is seen among tributes laid at the site where Abe was shot. REUTERS/Issei Kato

Dassai, a sake made in late former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's home region, Yamaguchi prefecture, is seen among tributes laid at the site where Abe was shot. REUTERS/Issei Kato

Dassai, a sake made in late former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's home region, Yamaguchi prefecture, is seen among tributes laid at the site where Abe was shot. REUTERS/Issei Kato
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A person prays next to flowers laid at the site where Abe was shot, near Yamato-Saidaiji station in Nara, western Japan. REUTERS/Issei Kato

A person prays next to flowers laid at the site where Abe was shot, near Yamato-Saidaiji station in Nara, western Japan. REUTERS/Issei Kato

A person prays next to flowers laid at the site where Abe was shot, near Yamato-Saidaiji station in Nara, western Japan. REUTERS/Issei Kato
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