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A French soldier of the 92nd Infantery Regiment takes part on April... News PhotoArmy Soldier,City,Conflict,Day 3,Former,France,French Culture,Gao City,Gao Region,Horizontal,Islam,Kilometer,Large,Mali,Military,Participant,ValleyPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPA French soldier of the 92nd Infantery Regiment takes part on April 10, 2013, 105 kms north of the northeastern Malian city of Gao, in day three of Operation Gustav, a hunt for Islamist fighters in a valley in northern Mali and one of France's largest military operations during its three-month intervention in its former colony. Operation Gustav comes with France preparing to withdraw three-quarters of the 4,000 troops it deployed in January to block a feared advance on the Malian capital Bamako by Al Qaeda-linked insurgents. AFP PHOTO / JOEL SAGET (Photo credit should read JOEL SAGET/AFP/Getty Images)