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Malian people stand in front of posters displaying candidates for the... News PhotoCandidate,Election,Entrance,France,Horizontal,Mali,Montreuil,Paris - France,People,Politics,Poster,Preparation,Presidential Candidate,Presidential Election,Seine-St-Denis,Showing,SuburbPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPMalian people stand in front of posters displaying candidates for the upcoming presidential election in Mali on July 23, 2013 at the entrance of the Bara centre in Montreuil, a Paris suburb. Mali is hoping against the odds for credible July 28 presidential elections but crucial barriers to an acceptable voter turnout and the ever-present threat of terrorist attacks are casting a long shadow over preparations. The polls are seen as vital to reuniting the country after a March 2012 military coup and a sweeping offensive by Islamist rebels who captured the entire north before being flushed out by French and African troops. AFP PHOTO / FRANCOIS GUILLOT (Photo credit should read FRANCOIS GUILLOT/AFP/Getty Images)