Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta

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Chadian President Idriss Deby Itno welcomes Mali's president-elect... News PhotoChad,Desert,Greeting,Head of State,Horizontal,Human Interest,Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta,Idriss Deby,Mali,President,TownPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPChadian President Idriss Deby Itno (C) welcomes Mali's president-elect Ibrahim Boubacar Keita on August 26, 2013 in the eastern desert town of Iriba, where the Chadian head of state is spending his holidays. Keita flew to Chad to thank the central African country for its backing in Bamako's fight against armed groups linked to Al-Qaeda. The 2,000 Chadian soldiers of the African-led International Support Mission in Mali were at the forefront of a French-led military intervention launched in January to oust Islamist rebels who had taken over northern Mali in the chaos following a coup. AFP PHOTO / STR (Photo credit should read -/AFP/Getty Images)