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After bloodshed, many flee in fear to Central African Republic airport

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BANGUI, C. African Republic — At first, it was just a few people running from the men with machetes and guns. Then the trickle of fear that led straight to the airport swelled into a flood.

By today, with the Central African Republic’s capital of Bangui hovering at the edge of anarchy, thousands of people crammed into the country’s only true sanctuary — the airport — because of the French forces protecting it. Residents stayed because this was the place where, at least for a while, they were least afraid of the spasm of bloodshed that left more than 100 people dead Thursday in the lawless capital.

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