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Ivory Coast: Laurent Gbagbo under fire

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A pro-Ouattara fighter of the FRCI (Republican Force of Ivory Coast), wearing a gas mask, prepares for the so-called "final assault" in front of the Golf Hotel in Abidjan on April 5. Ivory Coast strongman Laurent Gbagbo is hunkered down in a bunker at his residence in Abidjan, after calling for a ceasefire as rival forces cornered him, the UN mission said.


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A soldier loyal to Alassane Ouattara moves along a road as fighting flares across Abidjan on April 4. Forces loyal to Ouattara streamed into the city from the north on Monday.

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Explosions are seen at a camp of soldiers loyal to Laurent Gbagbo during an attack by U.N. and French armed forces in Treichville in Abidjan on April 4.

Jane Hahn / AP

In this photo taken on Sunday, April 3, and made available on April 5, a UN peacekeeper from Jordan looks up as he and others return fire on troops supporting Ivory Coast strongman Laurent Gbagbo during a patrol in the streets of Abidjan.

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