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BANGUI, CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC - FEBRUARY 12:  Muslim families seek shelter under an aeroplane at Bangui Airport in Central African Republic (CAR) following the violence which makes ten of thousands of citizens displaced in the country on February 11, 2014.

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Muslim families seek shelter under an aeroplane at Bangui Airport in Central African Republic (CAR) following the violence which makes ten of thousands of citizens displaced. Read more

In Kony's Shadow exhibition...Embargoed to 0001 Wednesday February 12 Undated handout photo issued by Christian Aid of Maracillina Amee, 68, who the Lord's Resistance Army attacked in her village in the early 1990s, abducted two villagers, killed her 10-year-old daughter and cut off her nose with a knife, she is now scheduled to receive plastic surgery, via the Refugee Law Project. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Wednesday February 12, 2014. A multimedia exhibition has been produced to mark today's International Day against the Use of Child Soldiers. In Kony's Shadow documents the stories of people who survived the terror of Joseph Kony's LRA in northern Uganda. See PA story POLITICS Soldiers. Photo credit should read: Christian Aid/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.

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A handout photo issued by Christian Aid shoes Maracillina Amee, 68, who was attacked in the 1990s by Lord’s Resistance Army soldiers, who cut off her nose and killed her 10-year-old daughter, is to receive plastic surgery via the Refugee Law Project. A multimedia exhibition to mark Tuesday’s International Day Against the Use of Child Soldiers, “In Kony’s Shadow”, documents the stories of those who survived the terror of Joseph Kony’s LRA in northern Uganda. The exhibition opens on March 5 at Gallery@Oxo, in London Read more

African asylum seekers gesture during a protest outside the Ministry of Interior in Tel Aviv, Israel, 11 February 2014. Over 1,000 African migrants, which mostly arrive from Eritrea and Sudan, marched from southern Tel Aviv's Levinski Park to the Ministry of Interior. The asylum seekers are protesting since weeks  against Israel's refusal to grant them refugee status and the opening of 'Holot', the new detention facility in the country's south.

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African asylum seekers gesture during a protest outside the Ministry of Interior in Tel Aviv, Israel. Over 1,000 African migrants, which mostly arrive from Eritrea and Sudan, marched from southern Tel Aviv’s Levinski Park to the Ministry of Interior.

Kenyan gays and lesbians and others supporting their cause wear masks to preserve their anonymity as they stage a rare protest, against Uganda's increasingly tough stance against homosexuality and in solidarity with their counterparts there, outside the Uganda High Commission in Nairobi, Kenya Monday, Feb. 10, 2014. Homosexuality has been criminalized in Uganda where lawmakers have recently passed a new bill, which appears to have wide support among Ugandans, that prescribes life imprisonment for "aggravated" homosexual acts.

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Kenyan supporters of gay and lesbian rights wear masks as they protest outside the Uganda High Commission in Nairobi, Kenya, against Uganda’s tough stance on homosexuality. Uganda lawmakers recently passed a bill that prescribed life imprisonment for ‘aggravated’ homosexual acts

Protesters dance at a crossroad in Hebron, near Pretoria, on February 7, 2014 during a protest for basic government services. South African police fired stun grenades, tear gas and rubber bullets on February 6, 2014 to disperse thousands of rioters demanding basic government services in communities near Pretoria and Johannesburg. Security forces were deployed to several flashpoints in Gauteng province as protesters blocked streets and set ablaze police stations and other municipal buildings as well as tyres.

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Protesters dance at a crossroad in Hebron, near Pretoria, on Friday during a protest for basic government services. South African police fired stun grenades, tear gas and rubber bullets on Thursday to disperse thousands of rioters demanding basic government services in communities near Pretoria and Johannesburg.

REUTERS PICTURE HIGHLIGHT...ATTENTION EDITORS - REUTERS PICTURE HIGHLIGHT TRANSMITTED BY 1335 GMT ON FEBRUARY 7, 2014    GOT10  Civilians and rebel fighters are seen on a boat in Sobat river in town of Ulang in Upper Nile State.

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Civilians and rebel fighters aboard a boat on the Sobat river in Ulang, Upper Nile state, South Sudan Read more

Miners gather to mourn their colleagues outside a shaft at Harmony Gold's Doornkop mine near Johannesburg February 6, 2014. Rescuers recovered eight bodies and continued to search for another missing worker on Thursday after a fire and rock-fall at a Harmony Gold mine near Johannesburg, the worst accident in South Africa's mines in nearly five years. Mineral Resources Minister Susan Shabangu ordered an investigation into the incident at the Doornkop mine, 30 km west (20 miles) of the city, after initial reports that the fire was triggered by a small earthquake on Tuesday evening. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko (SOUTH AFRICA -

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Miners gather to mourn their colleagues at Harmony Gold’s Doornkop mine near Johannesburg, South Africa. Rescuers recovered eight bodies and continued to search for another missing worker after a fire that began on Tuesday, the worst accident in South Africa’s mines in nearly five years. Read more

A woman runs for cover as heavy gunfire erupts in the Miskin district of Bangui, Central African Republic, Monday Feb. 3, 2014. In what a French soldier on the scene describes as the heaviest exchange of fire he'd seen since early December 2013, Muslim militias engaged Burundi troops who returned fire. A third source of firing remained unidentified. Fighting between Muslim Seleka militias and Christian anti-Balaka factions continues as French and African Union forces struggle to contain the bloodshed.

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A woman runs for cover as heavy gunfire erupts in the Miskin district of Bangui, Central African Republic. In what a French soldier on the scene describes as the heaviest exchange of fire he had seen since early December, Muslim militias engaged Burundi troops who returned fire.

A French soldier of Operation Sangaris asks a man to put down his hammer and shovel during a patrol in Bangui on January 29, 2014. Gunfire erupted on January 29 in Bangui, still plagued by looting despite the security operations of French and African soldiers, now awaiting the reinforcement of a European force whose engagement has been authorized by the United Nations.

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A French soldier of Operation Sangaris asks a man to put down his hammer and shovel during a patrol in Bangui. Gunfire erupted on Wednesday in the Central African Republic capital, which remains plagued by looting despite the security operations of French and African soldiers, now awaiting the reinforcement from a European force whose engagement has been authorised by the UN.

Christian residents jubilate as Seleka Muslim militias evacuate the Kasai camp in Bangui, Central African Republic, Tuesday Jan. 28, 2014, to relocate and join other Selekas at the PK11camp. The departure of the fighters was greeted with screams of joy from the crowd of hundreds that gathered to watch them leave for another camp in northern Bangui.  We are free! This is our new year!  they shouted. Seleka became deeply unpopular after they killed and tortured civilians after seizing power in March 2013. Their leader Michel Djotodia stepped down as president earlier this month and went into exile in Benin.

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Christian residents jubilate as Séléka Muslim militias evacuate the Kasai camp in Bangui, Central African Republic, to relocate and join other Sélékas at the PK11camp. The departure of the fighters was greeted with screams of joy from the crowd of hundreds who gathered to watch them leave for another camp in northern Bangui.