25 Sep. 1999
Dili, East Timor
East Timorese residents of Dili lift sacks of coffee beans as they loot a warehouse in Dili September 25. U.N. forces tightened their grip on Dili on Saturday and began venturing into East Timor's interior to secure routes for desperately needed aid. The ravaged capital was calmer, with people walking freely in the streets. Indonesian troops were steadily withdrawing and more refugees were returning to Dili from the hills where they fled to escape a murderous rampage by military-backed pro-Jakarta militias after East Timor's August 30 vote for independence.