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French soldiers patrol aboard an armoured vehicle near the central... News Photo2012-2013 Northern Mali Conflict,Armored Vehicle,Army,Army Soldier,Conflict,Day,French Culture,Gao Region,Gunman,Horizontal,Islam,Mali,Mode of Transport,Police StationPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPFrench soldiers patrol aboard an armoured vehicle near 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)