Uncertainty Continues Over Desert Gas Field Hostages

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French Alain Berceaux, father of Alexandre Berceaux, a French hostage... News PhotoAlgeria,Conflict,Crisis,Eastern France,Escape,Father,France,French Culture,Horizontal,Hostage,In Aménas Hostage Crisis,Journalist,Kidnapping,Meurthe et Moselle,Talking,TerrorismPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPFrench Alain Berceaux, father of Alexandre Berceaux, a French hostage in Algeria who succeeded with other Algerian and foreigners to escape on January 17,2013 from the Tiguentourine gas field in southeastern Algeria, speaks with journalists on January 18, 2013 in Pagny-sur-Moselle, eastern France. The fate of some 30 foreigners hung in the balance today after Al-Qaeda-linked hostage-takers at a remote Algerian gas field demanded a prisoner swap and an end to French military action in Mali. AFP PHOTO / JEAN-CHRISTOPHE VERHAEGEN (Photo credit should read JEAN-CHRISTOPHE VERHAEGEN/AFP/Getty Images)