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Post-election violence in Nigeria splits the country along religious lines

The election of Nigeria's incumbent president Goodluck Jonathan on the weekend has exposed what analysts say are deep divisions in the African country. Can the impoverished Muslim north and the oil-rich Christian south come to terms? Marc Montgomery speaks with Africa expert, John Galaty, an associate professor of anthropology at McGill University.( Photo:AP Photo/Sunday Alamba )


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Photo: A victim of post-election violence, right, talks on a cell phone as he waits for treatment at St. Gerard's Hospital in Kaduna, Nigeria, Wednesday, April 20, 2011. More than 200 people have been brought to St. Gerard's Hospital, and at least 20 have died. In the hospital's morgue lay the bodies of victims shot, burned and in one case disemboweled in rioting that swept Kaduna in the aftermath of Saturday's presidential vote. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)

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