Maj. Gen. Philippe Ponties speaks during a presentation of the operation headquarters of the European Union’s force for the Central African Republic, in the central Greek town of Larissa, Tuesday, ... more 
Maj. Gen. Philippe Ponties speaks during a presentation of the operation headquarters of the European Union’s force for the Central African Republic, in the central Greek town of Larissa, Tuesday, May, 13, 2014. The force recently began deploying in the African country’s capital, and currently has 235 troops, mainly securing the airport. It expects to have more than 800 troops on the ground by mid-June for a six-month deployment. The Central African Republic has been wracked by sectarian bloodshed for months, leaving thousands dead and forcing nearly 1 million people to flee their homes.(AP Photos/Nikolas Giakoumidis) less 
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Tue, May 13, 2014 1:27 PM EDT