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Police commandos assault a bus with tourists being held hostage at Quirino Grandstand in Manila August 23, 2010. Police were poised to storm a bus where a sacked former Filipino policeman was holding 15 Hong Kong tourists hostage in downtown Manila after shots were heard at the scene, TV pictures and a Reuters witness said. REUTERS/Erik de Castro

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Former police officer Rolando Mendoza, who took a tourist bus hostage, looks through the window of the vehicle in Manila August 23, 2010. Police shot dead Mendoza as they stormed the bus on which he was holding 15 Hong Kong tourists hostage in downturn Manila on Monday, and China said seven hostages were killed. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco

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A police commando tries to break down the door of a bus as a body lies inside during the assault on a bus with tourists being held hostage at Quirino Grandstand in Manila, August 23, 2010. REUTERS/Erik de Castro

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The mother (L) of tour guide Masa Tse cries over the coffin containing Tse's body after laying a wreath over it upon its arrival at Hong Kong Airport August 25, 2010, as coffins of hostages killed in a bus siege in Manila were unloaded from a chartered flight on Wednesday. REUTERS/Bobby Yip

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Top Hong Kong officials, including Secretary for Security Ambrose Lee (4th R), pay respect as a coffin containing the body of a hostage killed in a bus siege in Manila is unloaded from a chartered flight upon its arrival at Hong Kong Airport August 25, 2010. REUTERS/Bobby Yip

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Filipino airport workers load the coffins containing the bodies of hostages killed in a bus siege for repatriation to Hong Kong on a chartered plane at the Ninoy Aquino International airport in Manila August 25, 2010. REUTERS/Erik de Castro

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Airport workers look at the casket containing the body of one of the hostages killed in a bus siege while being loaded onto a Cathay Pacific Airways chartered flight bound for Hong Kong at the Ninoy Aquino International airport in Manila August 25, 2010. REUTERS/Erik de Castro

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Men help a woman who survived in the bus siege to board a chartered plane bound for Hong Kong at the Ninoy Aquino International airport in Manila August 25, 2010. REUTERS/Erik de Castro

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Airport police stand guard as the coffins containing the bodies of the hostages killed in the bus siege are loaded onto a plane for repatriation to Hong Kong at the Ninoy Aquino International airport in Manila August 25, 2010. REUTERS/Erik de Castro

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The Philippine Navy honour guard escort coffins containing the bodies of hostages killed in the bus siege for repatriation to Hong Kong on a chartered at the Ninoy Aquino International airport in Manila August 25, 2010. REUTERS/Erik de Castro

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Professor Grace Udal, a spiritual (Babaylan) leader, offers a prayer at the venue of the bus siege on Monday in Luneta park, metro Manila August 25, 2010. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco

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A policeman signals ceasefire to colleagues after the former police officer who took a tourist bus hostage was killed in Quirino Grandstand in Manila, August 23, 2010. REUTERS/Erik de Castro

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The bus driver of the bus with tourists being held hostage runs for his life after escaping from the bus at Quirino Grandstand in Manila, August 23, 2010. REUTERS/Cheryl Ravelo

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A hostage is carried out through the smashed window of a tourist bus that was taken over by a former police officer in Quirino Grandstand in Manila, August 23, 2010. REUTERS/Stringer

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A hostage is helped out of the emergency door of the tourist bus that was taken over by a former police office by members of the Philippine police in Manila, August 23, 2010. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco

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Police commandos try to open the door of a bus during the assault on a bus with tourists being held hostage at Quirino Grandstand in Manila, August 23, 2010. REUTERS/Erik de Castro

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A Philippine policeman helps a hostage out from the smashed window of a tourist bus that was taken over by a former police officer in Manila, August 23, 2010. REUTERS/Erik de Castro

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Relatives of one of the eight hostages killed in a bus siege grieve during a Buddhist religious ceremony at the site of the hostage taking in Manila August 24, 2010. REUTERS/Erik de Castro

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The tourist bus that was taken hostage by a former policemen is towed by a private truck to be transferred to the police headquarters in Taguig city, south of Manila August 25, 2010. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco

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An agent from the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) examines a damaged window of the tourist bus that was taken hostage by a former policemen in Luneta park, metro Manila August 25, 2010. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco

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Filipinos light candles as they pay respects to the hostages killed in a bus siege in Manila August 24, 2010. REUTERS/Erik de Castro

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Buddhists perform a religious ceremony for the hostages from Hong Kong killed in a bus siege in Manila August 24, 2010. REUTERS/Erik de Castro

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Mourners offer flowers as they pay their respects to the hostages from Hong Kong killed in a bus siege during a Buddhist religious ceremony in Manila August 24, 2010. REUTERS/Erik de Castro

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Students pose for photographs near the damaged tourist bus involved in a hostage crisis in Manila August 24, 2010. REUTERS/Erik de Castro

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Police commandos aim their weapons as they surround the bus with tourists being held hostage at Quirino Grandstand in Manila, August 23, 2010. REUTERS/Erik de Castro

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Former police officer Rolando Mendoza releases one of the tourists being held hostage in a bus parked at Quirino Grandstand in Manila, August 23, 2010. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco

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Tourists taken hostage look out from a window after a former police officer took hostage a tourist bus in Manila, August 23, 2010. REUTERS/Erik de Castro

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A former police officer, whom according to local media is former Senior Inspector Rolando del Rosario Mendoza, talks to hostage negotiators while a list of demands is displayed on the windshield of a bus parked near Quirino Grandstand in Manila, August 23, 2010. REUTERS/Erik de Castro

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Four tourists, a woman and three children, step out of a bus containing passengers who have been taken hostage, after they are released near Quirino Grandstand in Manila, August 23, 2010. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco

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A tourist taken hostage looks out of a bus window after a former police officer took hostage the tourist bus in Manila, August 23, 2010. REUTERS/Erik de Castro

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Medics stretcher off a wounded hostage from the tourist bus that was taken over by a former police officer in Manila, August 23, 2010. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco

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A Philippine police commando breaks the door of a tourist bus during a rescue operation to free tourists held hostage by a former police officer in Manila, August 23, 2010. REUTERS/Erik de Castro

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A member of the Philippine National Police (PNP) Scene of the Crime Operations (SOCO) inspects the damage to a tourist bus during their forensic examinations in Manila August 24, 2010. REUTERS/Erik de Castro

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A member of the Philippine National Police (PNP) Scene of the Crime Operations (SOCO) inspects the damage to a tourist bus during their forensic examinations in Manila August 24, 2010. REUTERS/Erik de Castro

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A former police officer turned hostage taker, whom according to local media is former Senior Inspector Rolando del Rosario Mendoza, stands at the entrance of a bus containing passengers who have been taken hostage while parked near Quirino Grandstand in Manila, August 23, 2010. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco

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A hostage negotiator hands over food for the passengers to the driver of a tourist bus taken hostage by former police officer Rolando Mendoza in Manila, August 23, 2010. REUTERS/Erik de Castro

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A relative sits beside the body of a hostage victim as it arrives at the Philippine National Police Crime Laboratory for an autopsy after a gunman took a tour bus hostage on Monday in Manila August 24, 2010. REUTERS/Cheryl Ravelo

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A policeman takes position behind a bus containing passengers who have been taken hostage while parked near Quirino Grandstand in Manila, August 23, 2010. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco

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Tourists that are being held hostage look out from a bus window near Quirino Grandstand in Manila, August 23, 2010. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco

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Members of the Philippine National Police (PNP) stand on guard meters away from the tourist bus damage waiting for members of the Scene of the Crime Operations to do a forensic examination in Manila August 24, 2010. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco

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