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"Central African Republic Unrest"
Muslim men organized in militias with machetes rough up a Christian man while checking him for weapons in the Miskine neighbourhood of Bangui, Central African Republic, Friday Dec. 13, 2013. A band of about a dozen Muslim men with machetes faced off against an equally large group of Christian youths. Also in Miskine, French troops backed by a helicopter traded fire with unidentified assailants as France's Defense mMinister Jean-Yves Le Drian arrived in tBangui. More than 500 people have been killed over the past eight days in sectarian fighting in Central African Republic.