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French charge north in Mali, Bamako shooting kills two

A soldier points his finger at the wreckage of a motorbike used by a suicide bomber who blew himself up at a checkpoint north of Gao, recently retaken from Islamist rebels, February 8, 2013. REUTERS/Francois Rihouay

A soldier points his finger at the wreckage of a motorbike used by a suicide bomber who blew himself up at a checkpoint north of Gao, recently retaken from Islamist rebels, February 8, 2013. REUTERS/Francois Rihouay

A soldier points his finger at the wreckage of a motorbike used by a suicide bomber who blew himself up at a checkpoint north of Gao, recently retaken from Islamist rebels, February 8, 2013. REUTERS/Francois Rihouay
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An inhabitant of Gao, inspects the wreckage of a motorbike used by a suicide bomber who blew himself up at a checkpoint north of Gao, recently retaken from Islamist rebels, February 8, 2013. REUTERS/Francois Rihouay

An inhabitant of Gao, inspects the wreckage of a motorbike used by a suicide bomber who blew himself up at a checkpoint north of Gao, recently retaken from Islamist rebels, February 8, 2013. REUTERS/Francois Rihouay

An inhabitant of Gao, inspects the wreckage of a motorbike used by a suicide bomber who blew himself up at a checkpoint north of Gao, recently retaken from Islamist rebels, February 8, 2013. REUTERS/Francois Rihouay
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Chadian soldiers form a line with their armoured vehicles in the northeastern town of Kidal, Mali, February 7, 2013. REUTERS/Cheick Diouara

Chadian soldiers form a line with their armoured vehicles in the northeastern town of Kidal, Mali, February 7, 2013. REUTERS/Cheick Diouara

Chadian soldiers form a line with their armoured vehicles in the northeastern town of Kidal, Mali, February 7, 2013. REUTERS/Cheick Diouara
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Hundreds of Chadian soldiers form a line with their vehicles in the northeastern town of Kidal, Mali, February 7, 2013. REUTERS/Cheick Diouara

Hundreds of Chadian soldiers form a line with their vehicles in the northeastern town of Kidal, Mali, February 7, 2013. REUTERS/Cheick Diouara

Hundreds of Chadian soldiers form a line with their vehicles in the northeastern town of Kidal, Mali, February 7, 2013. REUTERS/Cheick Diouara
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Chadian army officers gather in the northeastern town of Kidal, Mali, February 7, 2013. REUTERS/Cheick Diouara

Chadian army officers gather in the northeastern town of Kidal, Mali, February 7, 2013. REUTERS/Cheick Diouara

Chadian army officers gather in the northeastern town of Kidal, Mali, February 7, 2013. REUTERS/Cheick Diouara
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Soldiers from the Tuareg rebel group MNLA drive in a convoy of pickup trucks in the northeastern town of Kidal February 4, 2013. REUTERS/Cheick Diouara

Soldiers from the Tuareg rebel group MNLA drive in a convoy of pickup trucks in the northeastern town of Kidal February 4, 2013. REUTERS/Cheick Diouara

Soldiers from the Tuareg rebel group MNLA drive in a convoy of pickup trucks in the northeastern town of Kidal February 4, 2013. REUTERS/Cheick Diouara
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Soldiers from the Tuareg rebel group MNLA sit in a pickup truck in the northeastern town of Kidal February 4, 2013. REUTERS/Cheick Diouara

Soldiers from the Tuareg rebel group MNLA sit in a pickup truck in the northeastern town of Kidal February 4, 2013. REUTERS/Cheick Diouara

Soldiers from the Tuareg rebel group MNLA sit in a pickup truck in the northeastern town of Kidal February 4, 2013. REUTERS/Cheick Diouara
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A soldier from the Tuareg rebel group MNLA holds an AK-47 in the northeastern town of Kidal February 4, 2013. REUTERS/Cheick Diouara

A soldier from the Tuareg rebel group MNLA holds an AK-47 in the northeastern town of Kidal February 4, 2013. REUTERS/Cheick Diouara

A soldier from the Tuareg rebel group MNLA holds an AK-47 in the northeastern town of Kidal February 4, 2013. REUTERS/Cheick Diouara
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Soldiers from the Tuareg rebel group MNLA ride in a pickup truck in the northeastern town of Kidal February 4, 2013. REUTERS/Cheick Diouara

Soldiers from the Tuareg rebel group MNLA ride in a pickup truck in the northeastern town of Kidal February 4, 2013. REUTERS/Cheick Diouara

Soldiers from the Tuareg rebel group MNLA ride in a pickup truck in the northeastern town of Kidal February 4, 2013. REUTERS/Cheick Diouara
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A Mirage 2000D is seen at Bamako airport February 7, 2013. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

A Mirage 2000D is seen at Bamako airport February 7, 2013. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

A Mirage 2000D is seen at Bamako airport February 7, 2013. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier
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Mechanics perform maintenance work on a Mirage 2000D in the aviation hangar at Bamako airport February 7, 2013. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

Mechanics perform maintenance work on a Mirage 2000D in the aviation hangar at Bamako airport February 7, 2013. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

Mechanics perform maintenance work on a Mirage 2000D in the aviation hangar at Bamako airport February 7, 2013. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier
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Mechanics perform maintenance work on a Mirage 2000D in the aviation hangar at Bamako airport February 7, 2013. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

Mechanics perform maintenance work on a Mirage 2000D in the aviation hangar at Bamako airport February 7, 2013. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

Mechanics perform maintenance work on a Mirage 2000D in the aviation hangar at Bamako airport February 7, 2013. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier
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Mechanics perform maintenance work on a Mirage 2000D in the aviation hangar at Bamako airport February 7, 2013. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

Mechanics perform maintenance work on a Mirage 2000D in the aviation hangar at Bamako airport February 7, 2013. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

Mechanics perform maintenance work on a Mirage 2000D in the aviation hangar at Bamako airport February 7, 2013. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier
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A Mirage 2000D is seen at Bamako airport February 7, 2013. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

A Mirage 2000D is seen at Bamako airport February 7, 2013. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

A Mirage 2000D is seen at Bamako airport February 7, 2013. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier
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Mechanics perform maintenance work on a Mirage 2000D at Bamako airport February 7, 2013. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

Mechanics perform maintenance work on a Mirage 2000D at Bamako airport February 7, 2013. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

Mechanics perform maintenance work on a Mirage 2000D at Bamako airport February 7, 2013. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier
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