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A French soldier poses for a photo with his FRF2 sniper rifle on the road to the airport, where French troops are based, in Gao February 12, 2013. REUTERS/Francois Rihouay

A French soldier poses for a photo with his FRF2 sniper rifle on the road to the airport, where French troops are based, in Gao February 12, 2013. REUTERS/Francois Rihouay

A French soldier poses for a photo with his FRF2 sniper rifle on the road to the airport, where French troops are based, in Gao February 12, 2013. REUTERS/Francois Rihouay
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A French soldier guards an outpost with a FR-F2 sniper rifle on the road to the airport, where French troops are based, in Gao February 12, 2013. REUTERS/Francois Rihouay

A French soldier guards an outpost with a FR-F2 sniper rifle on the road to the airport, where French troops are based, in Gao February 12, 2013. REUTERS/Francois Rihouay

A French soldier guards an outpost with a FR-F2 sniper rifle on the road to the airport, where French troops are based, in Gao February 12, 2013. REUTERS/Francois Rihouay
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A French soldier guards an outpost with a FR-F2 sniper rifle on the road to the airport, where French troops are based, in Gao February 12, 2013. REUTERS/Francois Rihouay

A French soldier guards an outpost with a FR-F2 sniper rifle on the road to the airport, where French troops are based, in Gao February 12, 2013. REUTERS/Francois Rihouay

A French soldier guards an outpost with a FR-F2 sniper rifle on the road to the airport, where French troops are based, in Gao February 12, 2013. REUTERS/Francois Rihouay
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A French soldier secures an area next to an abandoned jihadist bomb factory in Gao February 13, 2013. Picture taken February 13, 2013. REUTERS/Francois Rihouay

A French soldier secures an area next to an abandoned jihadist bomb factory in Gao February 13, 2013. Picture taken February 13, 2013. REUTERS/Francois Rihouay

A French soldier secures an area next to an abandoned jihadist bomb factory in Gao February 13, 2013. Picture taken February 13, 2013. REUTERS/Francois Rihouay
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