Human rights activists disputed an account by the regime that armed gangs had “massacred” police officers, and said international action was urgently needed to stop the bloodshed.
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Although the standoff in Ivory Coast following the presidential elections has ended, violence among the rival groups continues, and it has created a humanitarian crisis along the border with Liberia. Tens of thousands have fled into Liberia, where rural camps have sprung up.
Tim Hetherington, renowned war photographer and filmmaker, “had an extraordinary talent for documenting, in compassionate and beautiful imagery, the human stories behind the headlines.”