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Mali Mutiny

2012-03-23 02:59:15 GMT2012-03-23 10:59:15(Beijing Time)  SINA.com

Renegade Malian soldiers appear on television at the ORTM television studio in Bamako in this March 22, 2012 still image taken from video. Renegade Malian soldiers went on state television on Thursday to declare they had seized power in protest at the government's failure to quell a nomad-led rebellion in the north. (REUTERS/Mali TV via Reuters TV)

Soldiers stand around a pick up in a street of Bamako. The United States Thursday urged the "immediate restoration" of constitutional rule in Mali after renegade soldiers said they had ousted President Amadou Toumani Toure in a coup. (AFP Photo/Habibou Kouyate)

Civilians cheer as mutinous soldiers drive past in Bamako, Mali Wednesday March 21, 2012. Gunshots could still be heard in the Malian capital late Wednesday, hours after angry troops started a mutiny at a military base near the presidential palace. Soldiers stormed the offices of the state broadcaster, yanking both TV and radio off the air. (AP Photo/Harouna Traore)

Residents run past soldiers in a street of Bamako. Foreign powers expressed alarm over the coup in Mali, with France suspending cooperation with its former colony, urging soldiers not to harm Toure who was at a military barracks in Bamako under protection from his elite paratrooper guard. (AFP Photo/Habibou Kouyate)

Civilians cheer as mutinous soldiers drive past, in front of a backdrop of burning tires, in Bamako, Mali Wednesday March 21, 2012. Gunshots could still be heard in the Malian capital late Wednesday, hours after angry troops started a mutiny at a military base near the presidential palace. Soldiers stormed the offices of the state broadcaster, yanking both TV and radio off the air. (AP Photo/Harouna Traore)

Renegade Malian soldiers went on state television on Thursday, March 22, declaring they had taken over power, after mutinying, storming military bases and seizing the country's television and radio broadcaster.

(Agencies)

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