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A Malian gendarme locks a door of an improvised jail on February 24,... News Photo2012-2013 Northern Mali Conflict,Conflict,Gao Region,Gendarme,Gendarmerie,Horizontal,Mali,Office,PrisonPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPA Malian gendarme locks a door of an improvised jail on February 24, 2013 in the office of the gendarmerie in Gao. 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)