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French soldiers carry their equipment after arriving on a US Air Force C-17 transport plane at the airport in Bamako January 22, 2013. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

French soldiers carry their equipment after arriving on a US Air Force C-17 transport plane at the airport in Bamako January 22, 2013. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

French soldiers carry their equipment after arriving on a US Air Force C-17 transport plane at the airport in Bamako January 22, 2013. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard
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A U.S. soldier looks on as French soldiers leave a U.S. Air Force C-17 transport plane in Bamako January 22, 2013. The United States has started transporting French soldiers and equipment to Mali as part of its logistical aid to French forces fighting Islamist militants in the north of the country, a U.S. official said on Tuesday. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard (MALI - Tags: CIVIL UNREST CONFLICT MILITARY)

A U.S. soldier looks on as French soldiers leave a U.S. Air Force C-17 transport plane in Bamako January 22, 2013. The United States has started transporting French soldiers and equipment to Mali as part of its logistical aid to French forces...more

A U.S. soldier looks on as French soldiers leave a U.S. Air Force C-17 transport plane in Bamako January 22, 2013. The United States has started transporting French soldiers and equipment to Mali as part of its logistical aid to French forces fighting Islamist militants in the north of the country, a U.S. official said on Tuesday. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard (MALI - Tags: CIVIL UNREST CONFLICT MILITARY)
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A convoy of French military vehicles drive on a road outside Markala, Mali, January 22, 2013. REUTERS/Joe Penney

A convoy of French military vehicles drive on a road outside Markala, Mali, January 22, 2013. REUTERS/Joe Penney

A convoy of French military vehicles drive on a road outside Markala, Mali, January 22, 2013. REUTERS/Joe Penney
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Matta Diarra a refugee who has fled the city of Gao is seen in a women's association in Bamako January 22, 2013. Diarra stands by a poster which reads, "Excision may kill". REUTERS/Eric Gaillard (MALI - Tags: CIVIL UNREST CONFLICT)

Matta Diarra a refugee who has fled the city of Gao is seen in a women's association in Bamako January 22, 2013. Diarra stands by a poster which reads, "Excision may kill". REUTERS/Eric Gaillard (MALI - Tags: CIVIL UNREST CONFLICT)

Matta Diarra a refugee who has fled the city of Gao is seen in a women's association in Bamako January 22, 2013. Diarra stands by a poster which reads, "Excision may kill". REUTERS/Eric Gaillard (MALI - Tags: CIVIL UNREST CONFLICT)
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A Malian gendarme stands guard after the arrival of a U.S. Air Force C-17 transport plane with French troops at the airport in Bamako January 22, 2013. The United States has started transporting French soldiers and equipment to Mali as part of its logistical aid to French forces fighting Islamist militants in the north of the country, a U.S. official said on Tuesday. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard (MALI - Tags: CIVIL UNREST CONFLICT MILITARY)

A Malian gendarme stands guard after the arrival of a U.S. Air Force C-17 transport plane with French troops at the airport in Bamako January 22, 2013. The United States has started transporting French soldiers and equipment to Mali as part of its...more

A Malian gendarme stands guard after the arrival of a U.S. Air Force C-17 transport plane with French troops at the airport in Bamako January 22, 2013. The United States has started transporting French soldiers and equipment to Mali as part of its logistical aid to French forces fighting Islamist militants in the north of the country, a U.S. official said on Tuesday. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard (MALI - Tags: CIVIL UNREST CONFLICT MILITARY)
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French soldiers carry their equipment after arriving on a US Air Force C-17 transport plane at the airport in Bamako January 22, 2013. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard (MALI - Tags: CIVIL UNREST CONFLICT MILITARY)

French soldiers carry their equipment after arriving on a US Air Force C-17 transport plane at the airport in Bamako January 22, 2013. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard (MALI - Tags: CIVIL UNREST CONFLICT MILITARY)

French soldiers carry their equipment after arriving on a US Air Force C-17 transport plane at the airport in Bamako January 22, 2013. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard (MALI - Tags: CIVIL UNREST CONFLICT MILITARY)
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French soldiers look at a Canadian Air Force C-17 transport plane which carries French army equipment at the airport in Bamako January 22, 2013. Canada is providing logistical aid to French forces fighting Islamist militants in the north of the country REUTERS/Eric Gaillard (MALI - Tags: CIVIL UNREST CONFLICT MILITARY)

French soldiers look at a Canadian Air Force C-17 transport plane which carries French army equipment at the airport in Bamako January 22, 2013. Canada is providing logistical aid to French forces fighting Islamist militants in the north of the...more

French soldiers look at a Canadian Air Force C-17 transport plane which carries French army equipment at the airport in Bamako January 22, 2013. Canada is providing logistical aid to French forces fighting Islamist militants in the north of the country REUTERS/Eric Gaillard (MALI - Tags: CIVIL UNREST CONFLICT MILITARY)
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Soldiers from the Chadian contingent of the Central African Multinational Force (FOMAC) patrol in Damara, about 75 km (46 miles) north of Bangui January 2, 2013. REUTERS/Luc Gnago (CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC)

Soldiers from the Chadian contingent of the Central African Multinational Force (FOMAC) patrol in Damara, about 75 km (46 miles) north of Bangui January 2, 2013. REUTERS/Luc Gnago (CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC)

Soldiers from the Chadian contingent of the Central African Multinational Force (FOMAC) patrol in Damara, about 75 km (46 miles) north of Bangui January 2, 2013. REUTERS/Luc Gnago (CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC)
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A French military vehicle drives off a Canadian Air Force C-17 transport plane in Bamako January 22, 2013. Four vehicles arrived on the Canadian C-17 transport plane as part of its logistical aid to French forces fighting Islamist militants in the north of the country. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard (MALI - Tags: CIVIL UNREST CONFLICT MILITARY)

A French military vehicle drives off a Canadian Air Force C-17 transport plane in Bamako January 22, 2013. Four vehicles arrived on the Canadian C-17 transport plane as part of its logistical aid to French forces fighting Islamist militants in the...more

A French military vehicle drives off a Canadian Air Force C-17 transport plane in Bamako January 22, 2013. Four vehicles arrived on the Canadian C-17 transport plane as part of its logistical aid to French forces fighting Islamist militants in the north of the country. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard (MALI - Tags: CIVIL UNREST CONFLICT MILITARY)
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French soldiers look at a Canadian Air Force C-17 transport plane which carries French army equipment at the airport in Bamako January 22, 2013. Canada is providing logistical aid to French forces fighting Islamist militants in the north of the country REUTERS/Eric Gaillard (MALI - Tags: CIVIL UNREST CONFLICT MILITARY)

French soldiers look at a Canadian Air Force C-17 transport plane which carries French army equipment at the airport in Bamako January 22, 2013. Canada is providing logistical aid to French forces fighting Islamist militants in the north of the...more

French soldiers look at a Canadian Air Force C-17 transport plane which carries French army equipment at the airport in Bamako January 22, 2013. Canada is providing logistical aid to French forces fighting Islamist militants in the north of the country REUTERS/Eric Gaillard (MALI - Tags: CIVIL UNREST CONFLICT MILITARY)
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Samiel Majmou a refugee who has fled the city of Gao is seen in her one room house in Bamako January 22, 2013. Majmou leaves there with her ten children. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard (MALI - Tags: CIVIL UNREST CONFLICT)

Samiel Majmou a refugee who has fled the city of Gao is seen in her one room house in Bamako January 22, 2013. Majmou leaves there with her ten children. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard (MALI - Tags: CIVIL UNREST CONFLICT)

Samiel Majmou a refugee who has fled the city of Gao is seen in her one room house in Bamako January 22, 2013. Majmou leaves there with her ten children. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard (MALI - Tags: CIVIL UNREST CONFLICT)
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Matta Diarra, a refugee who has fled the city of Gao, is seen in a women association in Bamako January 22, 2013. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard (MALI - Tags: CIVIL UNREST CONFLICT)

Matta Diarra, a refugee who has fled the city of Gao, is seen in a women association in Bamako January 22, 2013. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard (MALI - Tags: CIVIL UNREST CONFLICT)

Matta Diarra, a refugee who has fled the city of Gao, is seen in a women association in Bamako January 22, 2013. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard (MALI - Tags: CIVIL UNREST CONFLICT)
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Samiel Majmou, a refugee who has fled the city of Gao, sits on the bed of her one room house in Bamako January 22, 2013. Majmou leaves there with her ten children. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard (MALI - Tags: CIVIL UNREST CONFLICT)

Samiel Majmou, a refugee who has fled the city of Gao, sits on the bed of her one room house in Bamako January 22, 2013. Majmou leaves there with her ten children. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard (MALI - Tags: CIVIL UNREST CONFLICT)

Samiel Majmou, a refugee who has fled the city of Gao, sits on the bed of her one room house in Bamako January 22, 2013. Majmou leaves there with her ten children. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard (MALI - Tags: CIVIL UNREST CONFLICT)
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