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Ratko Mladic salutes as he takes his seat in court

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Former Bosnian Serb General Ratko Mladic salutes as he takes his seat in the International Criminal Tribunal where he faces war crime charges on June 3 in The Hague, Netherlands.

msnbc.com news services report: 

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — Former Bosnian Serb military chief Gen. Ratko Mladic declined to enter a plea Friday as he appeared before the United Nations war crimes court and said that that he is "a gravely ill man."

Mladic was arraigned on an 11-count indictment charging him with orchestrating the worst atrocities of a war that claimed 100,000 lives. Continue reading.

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Bosnian Muslim women, survivors of the Srebrenica massacre, watch the live broadcast of Ratko Mladic's appearance before the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, in Potocari, near Srebrenica, on June 3.

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