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Posted: December 24, 2012 at 5:13 a.m.

QUOTE OF THE DAY “We don’t think the results reflect the true desires of the Egyptian people.” Khaled Dawoud, spokesman for the Egyptian opposition National Salvation Front on the country’s passed constitutional referendum Article, 1A Rebels seize town in Central Africa BANGUI, Central African Republic — Rebels in Central African Republic have taken the key town of Bambari under their control just days after they said they were halting their advance, officials and residents said Sunday.

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