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Government security forces in a pickup truck drive past a demonstration by several hundred merchants calling for peace on Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013, in downtown Bangui, Central African Republic, as negotiators prepare for talks with rebels from the north. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
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Government security forces in a pickup truck drive past a demonstration by several hundred merchants calling for peace on Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013, in downtown Bangui, Central African Republic, as negotiators prepare for talks with rebels from the north. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

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