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Protesters carry a coffin marked with the name of interim president Dioncounda Traore in Bamako, Mali, Monday May 21, 2012. They were protesting Traore's nomination to transitional president for the next 12 months. The junta led by Capt. Amadou Sanogo had been opposed to the extension of the interim president's term, which under the Malian constitution was due to run out on Tuesday. ECOWAS had threatened to reimpose sanctions on Mali if the junta did not stop interfering in the transition. (AP Photo/Harouna Traore)

Protesters carry a coffin marked with the name of interim president Dioncounda Traore in Bamako, Mali, Monday May 21, 2012. They were protesting Traore's nomination to transitional president for the next 12 months. The junta led by Capt. Amadou Sanogo had been opposed to the extension of the interim president's term, which under the Malian constitution was due to run out on Tuesday. ECOWAS had threatened to reimpose sanctions on Mali if the junta did not stop interfering in the transition. (AP Photo/Harouna Traore)

Interim Mali president injured by protesters

Demonstrators forced their way into the office of Mali's interim president, Dioncounda Traore, on May 21 and attacked the leader, who was later brought to a local hospital unconscious, a witness and an associate of the president said.