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FILE - In this Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013 file photo, a member of an armed neighborhood defense squad, which residents say is not anti-balaka but local Christian men protecting themselves, strikes the body of a man said to be Muslim with the side of a machete heated in the fire, in Bangui, Central African Republic. The interim leader of Central African Republic is vowing that the era of anarchy in the tumultuous country is now over. It's a bold declaration just days after rebel leader-turned-president Michel Djotodia agreed to step down and went into exile in Benin. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell, File)
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013 file photo, a member of an armed neighborhood defense squad, which residents say is not anti-balaka but local Christian men protecting themselves, strikes the body of a man said to be Muslim with the side of a machete heated in the fire, in Bangui, Central African Republic. The interim leader of Central African Republic is vowing that the era of anarchy in the tumultuous country is now over. It's a bold declaration just days after rebel leader-turned-president Michel Djotodia agreed to step down and went into exile in Benin. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell, File)

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