Central African Republic

An internally displaced Muslim boy looks out of a house in the town of Boda April 15, 2014.

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An internally displaced Muslim boy looks out of a house in the town of Boda in the Central African Republic

A member of anti-balaka, a Christian militia, looks on in the village of Zawa...A member of the anti-balaka, a Christian militia, looks on in the village of Zawa April 8, 2014.   REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic (CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC

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A member of the anti-balaka, a Christian militia, looks on in the village of Zawa, Central African Republic Read more

A Muslim girl takes refuge in a Koranic school in the majority Muslim neighbourhood "5 Kilo," in Bangui, Central African Republic, February 24, 2014. About 50 Muslims are displaced in the school waiting to be moved to a safer location.

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A Muslim girl takes refuge in a Koranic school in the majority Muslim neighbourhood 5 Kilo, in Bangui, Central African Republic. About 50 Muslims are displaced in the school waiting to be moved to a safer location.

A boy stands on an airplane in the Christian Mpoko refugee camp

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A boy stands on an airplane in the Christian Mpoko refugee camp during sunset, in Bangui, Central African Republic.

French troops of the "Operation Sangaris" man a position at a checkpoint in Bangui's PK12 area, Central African Republic, on February 18, 2014. Eight people, including six civilians, have been killed in a firefight between African peacekeepers and fighters from the mainly Christian "anti-balaka" militia, a police source said on February 18.

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Operation Sangaris French troops man a position at a checkpoint in Bangui’s PK12 area, Central African Republic

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

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.

An anti-balaka militiaman poses for a photograph on the outskirts of the capital of the Central African Republic Bangui. REUTERS/Siegfried Modola

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An armed anti-balaka militiaman poses on the outskirts of the capital Bangui in the Central African Republic