In this frame grab taken from APTN footage from Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012, members of the crowd shout towards soldiers, during an address by the President Francois Bozize, in Bangui, Ce

 

              In this frame  grab taken from APTN  footage from Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012, members of the crowd shout towards soldiers, during an address by the President Francois Bozize, in Bangui, Ce
In this frame grab taken from APTN footage from Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012, members of the crowd shout towards soldiers, during an address by the President Francois Bozize, in Bangui, Central African Republic. The president of Central African Republic on Thursday urgently called on France and other foreign powers to help his government fend off rebels who are quickly seizing territory and approaching the capital Bangui. French officials, however, declined to offer any military assistance in response to the plea from Francois Bozize. (AP Photo)