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Source: BBC

(Last Updated: Sunday, 19 August 2007, 21:36 GMT 22:36 UK)

Peruvian President Alan Garcia has encountered demonstrations by survivors of last week's earthquake as he toured one of the worst affected areas.

The tremor left at least 500 people dead and thousands homeless in the Ica region, south of the capital Lima.

The president visited the ruins of a church in the main square of Pisco, and vowed to rebuild the port city.

About 100 people were held back by soldiers as they shouted at Mr Garcia that they had received no aid.

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