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Albert Gerard Koenders, head of the United Nations Multidimensional... News PhotoAgreement,Algeria,Algiers - Algeria,Attending,Bert Koenders,Diplomacy,Government,Mali,North Africa,Opening Event,Politics,Rebellion,Round Two,Talking,Vertical,WeaponPhotographer Collection: AFP Albert Gerard Koenders, head of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA), attends the opening of peace talks on September 1, 2014 in Algiers between the Malian government and armed rebels, which are the second round of negotiations since July aimed at clinching a lasting peace agreement. The Bamako government and six rebel groups, mostly Tuareg but also including Arab organisations, are seeking to resolve a decades-old conflict that created a power vacuum in the desert north that was exploited by Al-Qaeda. AFP PHOTO / FAROUK BATICHE (Photo credit should read FAROUK BATICHE/AFP/Getty Images)