Soldiers from Niger patrol the road between Agadez and Arlit in September. Issouf Sanogo/Getty Images hide caption

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An Ivory Coast soldier stands guard during a rally held by Charles Ble Goude (unseen), leader of Ivory Coast's Young Patriots, in Abidjan on Wednesday. Defiant Ivory Coast leader Laurent Gbagbo's most notorious lieutenant on Wednesday urged the strongman's diehard supporters to launch an unarmed assault on rival Alassane Ouattara's UN-defended base. Sia Kambou/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Dozens of African migrants cross into southern Israel through the border with Egypt last week. Construction has begun on a $270 million, 87-mile fence along the porous border. It's one of four measures proposed to try to stem the flow of African migrants into Israel. Assaf Golan/AP hide caption

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Thousands of children demonstrate against homosexuality in Uganda's capital, Kampala, in January. A bill being considered by the Ugandan Parliament would increase penalties for homosexual conduct and criminalize many related activities. Stephen Wandera/AP hide caption

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U.N. troops patrol inside their headquarters in Ivory Coast on Sunday. Sunday Alamba/AP hide caption

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