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Malian army Colonel, doctor Madani Dembele, aged 48, poses on... News Photo2012-2013 Northern Mali Conflict,Army,Bamako,Colonel,Conflict,Doctor,Gao Region,Horizontal,Kilometer,Mali,PortraitPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPMalian army Colonel, doctor Madani Dembele, aged 48, poses on February 25, 2013 in Gao, some 1,200 kilometres (745 miles) north of Bamako. After recapturing the north's cities from the Al Qaeda groups that had controlled them since April 2012, the six-week-long French-led offensive took the fight to the retreating Islamist insurgents' toughest desert bastions. AFP PHOTO / JOEL SAGET (Photo credit should read JOEL SAGET/AFP/Getty Images)