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Central African Republic: Abandoned and burnt villages

4 December 2013 Last updated at 21:37 GMT

The sectarian and sexual violence gripping the Central African Republic is now the worst it has ever been.

Fighters from the mainly Muslim Seleka group are being blamed for a series of attacks on the Christian majority.

French and US officials have warned that a genocide could be in the making.

Since the rebels overthrew the president in March around 400,000 people have fled their homes in fear.

Andrew Harding reports.