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epa04530996 People pray and lay flowers near the Lindt chocolate cafe in Martin Place following a dramatic siege in Sydney, Australia, 16 December 2014. Police stormed a central Sydney cafe after a fringe Islamist with a criminal record allegedly held customers and staff hostage at gunpoint for more than 16 hours. The suspected gunman, who came to Australia as a refugee from Iran in 1996, was killed as well as two hostages. EPA/NIKKI SHORT AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND OUT