Former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo is surrounded by guards at the International Criminal Court in The Hague, Netherlands. PETER DEJONG/ASSOCIATED PRESS 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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Police face supporters of opposition leader Alassane Ouattara. Troops loyal to Laurent Gbagbo's regime mobilized to block an attempt to take over state television headquarters. Issouf Sanogo/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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