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A farmer waves while riding a donkey with his family near Douentza January 28, 2013. REUTERS/Joe Penney

A farmer waves while riding a donkey with his family near Douentza January 28, 2013. REUTERS/Joe Penney

A farmer waves while riding a donkey with his family near Douentza January 28, 2013. REUTERS/Joe Penney
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A sign for radical Islamist group Movement for Unity and Jihad in West Africa (MUJAO) is seen in Douentza January 28, 2013. REUTERS/Joe Penney

A sign for radical Islamist group Movement for Unity and Jihad in West Africa (MUJAO) is seen in Douentza January 28, 2013. REUTERS/Joe Penney

A sign for radical Islamist group Movement for Unity and Jihad in West Africa (MUJAO) is seen in Douentza January 28, 2013. REUTERS/Joe Penney
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Malian soldiers search a vehicle at a military checkpoint in Sevare, Mali, January 27, 2013. REUTERS/Joe Penney

Malian soldiers search a vehicle at a military checkpoint in Sevare, Mali, January 27, 2013. REUTERS/Joe Penney

Malian soldiers search a vehicle at a military checkpoint in Sevare, Mali, January 27, 2013. REUTERS/Joe Penney
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A man prays in the recently liberated town of Douentza January 28, 2013. REUTERS/Joe Penney

A man prays in the recently liberated town of Douentza January 28, 2013. REUTERS/Joe Penney

A man prays in the recently liberated town of Douentza January 28, 2013. REUTERS/Joe Penney
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Hotel worker Abderrahmane Toure poses for a picture next to a sign for radical Islamist group Movement for Unity and Jihad in West Africa (MUJAO) in Douentza January 28, 2013. REUTERS/Joe Penney

Hotel worker Abderrahmane Toure poses for a picture next to a sign for radical Islamist group Movement for Unity and Jihad in West Africa (MUJAO) in Douentza January 28, 2013. REUTERS/Joe Penney

Hotel worker Abderrahmane Toure poses for a picture next to a sign for radical Islamist group Movement for Unity and Jihad in West Africa (MUJAO) in Douentza January 28, 2013. REUTERS/Joe Penney
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