Aries: the ram. A sheep is marked with colors as it is kept for sale in Jammu, India, Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2010. Channi Anand/AP/File
Taurus: the bull. A young bull stares down the photographer as the cows graze in a field in the Christian Hollow section of Walpole, N.H., Thursday July 11, 2002. Michael Moore/The Keene Sentinel/AP/File
Gemini: the twins. Twins eat sweets in the local parish hall after making their First Holy Communion in Cushendall, Northern Ireland, June 5, 2010. Cathal McNaughton/Reuters/File
Cancer: the crab. Huge King crab in the Barents sea in the Arctic, Russia. Newscom/File
Leo: the lion. Three white lion cubs are presented to the public for the first time at the city zoo in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Jan. 5. Eduardo Di Baia/AP
Virgo: the maiden. A member of the Trilby String Band dressed as a Swiss Alps maiden does a jig on the street as she and her Mummers group dance down Broad Street in downtown Philadelphia on Jan. 1, while participating in the annual Mummers Parade. John Anderson/UPI/Newscom
Libra: the scales. The statue "Justitia" holds scales outside City Hall in Dublin, Ireland. Newscom/File
Scorpio: the scorpion. A striped bark scorpion under blacklights in Kimble County, Texas. Cathy & Gordon Illg/Jaynes Gallery/Newscom/File
Sagittarius: centaur the archer. A 12th century sagittarius star sign on a floor mosaic in Ganagobie, France. Newscom/File
Capricornus: the sea-goat. A wild goat seen on a hill in Ireland. Newscom/File
Aquarius: the water bearer. Helix Nebula, NGC 7293, a planetary nebula in the constellation Aquarius. Newscom/File
Pisces: the fish. Two sockeye salmon at the mouth of the Adams River at the Roderick Haig-Brown Provincial Park in British Columbia, Canada on Oct. 19, 1994. Gary Stewart/AP/File
French President Francois Hollande said Saturday France will boost the number of troops in Central African Republic to 1,600 as Muslim-Christian violence continues.
Emmanuel Braun, Reuters /
December 7, 2013
France will increase its troop deployment in Central African Republic to 1,600 soldiers by Saturday evening, French President Francois Hollande said, as it steps up efforts to curb a wave of violence in its former colony.