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A French soldier looks out from his watch post on top of an abandoned building at the airport in Gao February 11, 2013. REUTERS/David Lewis

A French soldier looks out from his watch post on top of an abandoned building at the airport in Gao February 11, 2013. REUTERS/David Lewis

A French soldier looks out from his watch post on top of an abandoned building at the airport in Gao February 11, 2013. REUTERS/David Lewis
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Tuareg Malian soldiers under the command of Colonel El-Hadj Ag Gamou patrol a street in Gao February 11 2013. REUTERS/Francois Rihouay (MALI - Tags: POLITICS CONFLICT MILITARY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

Tuareg Malian soldiers under the command of Colonel El-Hadj Ag Gamou patrol a street in Gao February 11 2013. REUTERS/Francois Rihouay (MALI - Tags: POLITICS CONFLICT MILITARY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

Tuareg Malian soldiers under the command of Colonel El-Hadj Ag Gamou patrol a street in Gao February 11 2013. REUTERS/Francois Rihouay (MALI - Tags: POLITICS CONFLICT MILITARY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
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A French army convoy departs from Timbuktu on the road to Gao, February 7, 2013. Picture taken February 7, 2013. REUTERS/David Lewis (MALI - Tags: POLITICS CONFLICT MILITARY)

A French army convoy departs from Timbuktu on the road to Gao, February 7, 2013. Picture taken February 7, 2013. REUTERS/David Lewis (MALI - Tags: POLITICS CONFLICT MILITARY)

A French army convoy departs from Timbuktu on the road to Gao, February 7, 2013. Picture taken February 7, 2013. REUTERS/David Lewis (MALI - Tags: POLITICS CONFLICT MILITARY)
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A Malian soldier watches a French armoured vehicle drive by during gun battles with Islamist insurgents in the northern city of Gao, Mali February 10,2013. REUTERS/Francois Rihouay

A Malian soldier watches a French armoured vehicle drive by during gun battles with Islamist insurgents in the northern city of Gao, Mali February 10,2013. REUTERS/Francois Rihouay

A Malian soldier watches a French armoured vehicle drive by during gun battles with Islamist insurgents in the northern city of Gao, Mali February 10,2013. REUTERS/Francois Rihouay
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A Tuareg soldier in the Malian army aims his rifle at a checkpoint along a road leading to the border with Niger in the northern city of Gao, Mali February 9, 2013. REUTERS/Francois Rihouay

A Tuareg soldier in the Malian army aims his rifle at a checkpoint along a road leading to the border with Niger in the northern city of Gao, Mali February 9, 2013. REUTERS/Francois Rihouay

A Tuareg soldier in the Malian army aims his rifle at a checkpoint along a road leading to the border with Niger in the northern city of Gao, Mali February 9, 2013. REUTERS/Francois Rihouay
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A Tuareg soldier in the Malian army aims his rifle at a checkpoint along a road leading to the border with Niger in the northern city of Gao, Mali February 9, 2013. REUTERS/Francois Rihouay

A Tuareg soldier in the Malian army aims his rifle at a checkpoint along a road leading to the border with Niger in the northern city of Gao, Mali February 9, 2013. REUTERS/Francois Rihouay

A Tuareg soldier in the Malian army aims his rifle at a checkpoint along a road leading to the border with Niger in the northern city of Gao, Mali February 9, 2013. REUTERS/Francois Rihouay
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A Tuareg soldier in the Malian army aims his rifle at a checkpoint along a road leading to the border with Niger in the northern city of Gao, Mali February 9, 2013. REUTERS/Francois Rihouay

A Tuareg soldier in the Malian army aims his rifle at a checkpoint along a road leading to the border with Niger in the northern city of Gao, Mali February 9, 2013. REUTERS/Francois Rihouay

A Tuareg soldier in the Malian army aims his rifle at a checkpoint along a road leading to the border with Niger in the northern city of Gao, Mali February 9, 2013. REUTERS/Francois Rihouay
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Tuareg soldiers in the Malian army take a rest in the northern city of Gao, Mali February 9 2013. REUTERS/Francois Rihouay

Tuareg soldiers in the Malian army take a rest in the northern city of Gao, Mali February 9 2013. REUTERS/Francois Rihouay

Tuareg soldiers in the Malian army take a rest in the northern city of Gao, Mali February 9 2013. REUTERS/Francois Rihouay
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Tuareg soldiers in the Malian army rest in the northern city of Gao, Mali February 9 2013. REUTERS/Francois Rihouay

Tuareg soldiers in the Malian army rest in the northern city of Gao, Mali February 9 2013. REUTERS/Francois Rihouay

Tuareg soldiers in the Malian army rest in the northern city of Gao, Mali February 9 2013. REUTERS/Francois Rihouay
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A Nigerien soldier rides atop an armoured vehicle during a patrol in the northern city of Gao, Mali February 9, 2013. REUTERS/Francois Rihouay

A Nigerien soldier rides atop an armoured vehicle during a patrol in the northern city of Gao, Mali February 9, 2013. REUTERS/Francois Rihouay

A Nigerien soldier rides atop an armoured vehicle during a patrol in the northern city of Gao, Mali February 9, 2013. REUTERS/Francois Rihouay
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French soldiers patrol in the northern city of Gao, Mali February 9, 2013. REUTERS/Francois Rihouay

French soldiers patrol in the northern city of Gao, Mali February 9, 2013. REUTERS/Francois Rihouay

French soldiers patrol in the northern city of Gao, Mali February 9, 2013. REUTERS/Francois Rihouay
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A Nigerien soldier rides atop an armoured vehicle during a patrol in the northern city of Gao, Mali February 9, 2013. REUTERS/Francois Rihouay

A Nigerien soldier rides atop an armoured vehicle during a patrol in the northern city of Gao, Mali February 9, 2013. REUTERS/Francois Rihouay

A Nigerien soldier rides atop an armoured vehicle during a patrol in the northern city of Gao, Mali February 9, 2013. REUTERS/Francois Rihouay
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