(130923) -- NAIROBI, Sept. 23, 2013 (Xinhua) -- Thick smoke rises from the 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 in Nairobi, Kenya, Sept. 23, 2013. Kenyan security forces on Monday stepped up their onslaught against Al-Qaida allied Al-Shabaab gunmen to end a siege on the mall and free hostages. (Xinhua/Zhang Chen) (lyx)
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