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A French soldier holding a FAMAS F1 assault rifle patrols next to the... News Photo2012-2013 Northern Mali Conflict,Army,Army Soldier,Conflict,Day,French Culture,Gao Region,Gunman,Holding,Islam,Mali,Police Station,Rifle,Vertical,ViolencePhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPA French soldier holding a FAMAS F1 assault rifle patrols next to the central police station, on February 11, 2013 in Gao, one day after Islamist gunmen battled French and Malian troops. A French attack helicopter destroyed the central police station in Gao in a pre-dawn assault, after rebels from the Movement for Oneness and Jihad in West Africa (MUJAO) hiding in the building opened fire on Malian troops Sunday, sparking an hours-long street battle. AFP PHOTO / PASCAL GUYOT (Photo credit should read PASCAL GUYOT/AFP/Getty Images)