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A boy stands next to shepherds arriving in a pirogue with their... News Photo2012-2013 Northern Mali Conflict,Arrival,Boys,Cattle,Child,Conflict,Dugout Canoe,Horizontal,Mali,Niger River,Timbuktu - Mali,WarPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPA boy stands next to shepherds arriving in a pirogue with their cattle on the banks of the Niger river, near Timbuktu, on February 4, 2013. French fighter jets pounded Islamist supply bases in northern Mali to flush the insurgents out of hiding as Paris pushed on February 4, 2013 for African troops to quickly take over the offensive. Dozens of French warplanes carried out massive air strikes on rebel training and logistics centres in the area around their last stronghold of Kidal over the weekend in the mountainous northeast of the landlocked county. AFP PHOTO / PASCAL GUYOT (Photo credit should read PASCAL GUYOT/AFP/Getty Images)