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Dramatic picture of gunman at Istanbul's Topkapi Palace

AP

A heavily armed gunman walks inside the courtyard of the the Ottoman-era Topkapi Palace in Istanbul, Turkey, on Nov. 30, 2011. A gunman wounded a soldier and a security guard at the entrance of Istanbul's Topkapi Palace before being shot dead Wednesday, witnesses said.

Osman Orsal / Reuters

A police officer tries to keep away people from the entrance of Topkapi Palace in Istanbul on Nov. 30, 2011.

msnbc.com news services report:

A heavily armed gunman wounded a soldier and a security guard at the entrance of Istanbul's Topkapi Palace before being shot dead Wednesday, witnesses said.

Multiple gun shots were heard from behind high walls of the Topkapi Palace, which is across the city's Blue Mosque, an Associated Press Television editor at the scene said.

A picture by IHA news agency showed the man carrying at least two rifles and a cartridge belt around his neck. The picture shows the man wearing a black overcoat, cap and also carrying a backpack. Read the full story.