|Award of Excellence|
"Central African Republic Unrest"
Christians gather in a makeshift camp for internally displaced people set in the airport in Bangui, Central African Republic, Friday Dec. 13, 2013. Over 30,000 have gathered there, prompting the UN to start food distribution a kilometer away. Elsewhere in town, French troops backed by an helicopter traded fire with unidentified assailants as France's Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian arrived in Bangui. More than 500 people have been killed over the past eight days in sectarian fighting in Central African Republic.