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Monday, 15 December 2014 - 7:52
Sydney siege: Gunman takes hostages in Lindt cafe. -Video #sydneysiege
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At least one gunman has taken several people hostage at a cafe in the Australian city of Sydney.

Pictures on Australian television show at least three people with their hands up against a window, and a black flag with Arabic writing.

Hundreds of armed police have sealed off Martin Place in Sydney's central business district.

New South Wales police have asked people to avoid the area.

Major landmarks in the city such as the Sydney Opera House have been evacuated.

Local media report that the airspace over Sydney's central business district has been closed.



(Video Courtesy - 7 News)














































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