French President Francois Hollande (C), flanked by his Algerian counterpart Abdelaziz Bouteflika (L) and his companion Valerie Trierweiler (R), poses with young men dressed in traditional garb during a tour of Algiers on December 19, 2012. Hollande arrived in Algeria for a landmark visit to the former French territory, amid hopes of a new phase in relations but persistent bitterness over crimes committed during colonial rule. AFP PHOTO/FAROUK BATICHE
Abdelaziz Bouteflika, President of Algeria from April 1999, is pictured here in November 1986 at a reception celebrating the 32th anniversary for the Algerian revolution - Upright behind him is his influential aide and brother Said.
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President Abdelaziz Bouteflika meets Pope John Paul II at the Vatican In Rome, Italy On November 15, 1999-John-Paul II, President Bouteflika.
Algerian Minister of Foreign Affairs Abdelaziz Bouteflika arriving at Elysee Palace with a message from Algerian President Houari Boumediene for French President General de Gaulle on October 12, 1965 in Paris, France.
President Houari Boumediene and Minister of Foreign Affairs Abdelaziz Bouteflika during meeting with Presidents Sadat of Egypt and Gaddafi of Libya on MAy 7, 1972 in Algiers, Algeria.
Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika Visits The Wilaya Of El Oued, One Month Prior To The Presidential Election On March 2, 2004 In Biskra, Algeria.
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French President Nicolas Sarkozy meets President Abdelaziz Bouteflika at the El Mouradia Palace In Algiers, Algeria On December 04, 2007-Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika.