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UN Peacekeepers on Patrol in Abyei

Zambian peacekeepers from the United Nations Mission in Sudan (UNMIS) patrol streets lined with looted items awaiting collection in Abyei, the main town of the disputed Abyei area on the border of Sudan and newly independent South Sudan. In a statement yesterday, the United Nations strongly condemned the burning and looting currently being perpetrated by armed elements in the area, following the seizure of Abyei town by Sudanese Government troops on 20 May.

Photo ID 473737. 24/05/201. Abyei, Sudan. UN Photo/Stuart Price. www.unmultimedia.org/photo/

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Taken on May 24, 2011