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A fighter opposed to Laurent Gbagbo's bid to cling to power displays the amulets he wears to protect himself from enemy fire, in the Abobo district of Abidjan. Civilians, former rebels and defecting security forces have united to try to force the president out. (Associated Press)

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President Laurent Gbagbo refuses to leave office though challenger Alassane Ouattara defeated him. Bodies began arriving at morgues the night election results were to be announced, Dec. 1. (Associated Press)