Crisis deepens in Abidjan, Ivory Coast

epa02505220 Troops loyal to incumbent Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo patrol in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, 23 December 2010. According to the United Natiuons post-election violence has claimed 173 lives in Ivory Coast. The UN Human Rights Commission is meeting in Geneva to discuss the crisis as international pressure mounts for Laurent Gbagbo to quit the presidency. The UN Human Rights Commission claims 173 people have been killed in the past week and nearly 500 arrested. EPA/LEGNAN KOULA