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French Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian (2nd R) reviews 3rd Marine Infantry Regiment troops on February 5, 2013 in the northwestern French city of Vannes. After a three-week campaign by French-led forces drove Islamist extremists from most of their strongholds in northern Mali, including the cities of Timbuktu and Gao, dozens of French warplanes carried out major air strikes on rebel training and logistics centres on February 3 in Mali's mountainous northeast, near the Algerian border. France is eager to pass the baton in Mali to some 8,000 African troops pledged for the UN-backed AFISMA force, still deploying at a snail's pace, after sweeping to its former colony's aid on January 11 as the Islamists threatened to advance south towards the capital Bamako. AFP PHOTO / FRANK PERRY (Photo credit should read FRANK PERRY/AFP/Getty Images)
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French Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian (2nd R) reviews 3rd Marine Infantry Regiment troops on February 5, 2013 in the northwestern French city of Vannes. After a three-week campaign by French-led forces drove Islamist extremists from most of their strongholds in northern Mali, including the cities of Timbuktu and Gao, dozens of French warplanes carried out major air strikes on rebel training and logistics centres on February 3 in Mali's mountainous northeast, near the Algerian border. France is eager to pass the baton in Mali to some 8,000 African troops pledged for the UN-backed AFISMA force, still deploying at a snail's pace, after sweeping to its former colony's aid on January 11 as the Islamists threatened to advance south towards the capital Bamako. AFP PHOTO / FRANK PERRY (Photo credit should read FRANK PERRY/AFP/Getty Images)
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French Defense Minister JeanYves Le Drian reviews 3rd Marine Infantry... News Photo 160753903Army,City,France,French Culture,Horizontal,Jean-Yves Le Drian,Military,Morbihan,Northwestern,Politics,VannesPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPFrench Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian (2nd R) reviews 3rd Marine Infantry Regiment troops on February 5, 2013 in the northwestern French city of Vannes. After a three-week campaign by French-led forces drove Islamist extremists from most of their strongholds in northern Mali, including the cities of Timbuktu and Gao, dozens of French warplanes carried out major air strikes on rebel training and logistics centres on February 3 in Mali's mountainous northeast, near the Algerian border. France is eager to pass the baton in Mali to some 8,000 African troops pledged for the UN-backed AFISMA force, still deploying at a snail's pace, after sweeping to its former colony's aid on January 11 as the Islamists threatened to advance south towards the capital Bamako. AFP PHOTO / FRANK PERRY (Photo credit should read FRANK PERRY/AFP/Getty Images)