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French Françoise Larribe, herself former hostage and wife of Daniel... News Photo2012-2013 Northern Mali Conflict,Adult,Al-Qaida,Banner - Sign,Cahors,Conflict,Crisis,Detainee,Effigy,Former,France,French Culture,Hostage,In Aménas Hostage Crisis,Kidnapping,Mali,Niger,Press Conference,Sahel,Terrorism,Vertical,Wife,WomenPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPFrench Françoise Larribe, herself former hostage and wife of Daniel Larribe, one of the four French hostages captured in Niger and detained since 28 months in Mali by AQIM, takes part in a press conference on January 18, 2013 at the General Council in Cahors. The four French hostages were in a group of seven captured in Niger's uranium-mining town of Arlit. The 'Serval' French military operation backing Mali's army in battling Islamist insurgents currently has some 1,400 soldiers deployed, some of whom are engaged in ground operations. AFP PHOTO / PASCAL PAVANI (Photo credit should read PASCAL PAVANI/AFP/Getty Images)