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Central African Republic: Sectarian violence taking it's toll

Khadidja-Aladji-Adbou, 30, sits for a portrait in the Central African Republic on Oct. 31, 2013. Adbou saw all her three children and husband, his second wife, and her four children, shot dead and was herself shot in the head. She's the only survivor of that incident. She was shot in the back of the neck and left for dead with several other members of her Perhl group. (Photograph by Marcus Bleasdale/VII)

Central African Republic: Sectarian violence taking its toll

Photographs by Marcus Bleasdale/ VII

--- Central African leaders will meet on Thursday to decide the future of Central African Republic's interim President Michel Djotodia whose leadership has failed to restore stability, France's foreign minister said on Wednesday.

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French and African troops deployed in the country have struggled to stop tit-for-tat violence between Muslim Seleka rebels, who seized power in March, and Christian self-defense militias. More than 1,000 people died in clashes in December.


VII photographer Marcus Bleasdale recently documented the effect of the sectarian violence in the Central African Republic for Human Rights Watch.
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