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Malian police officers control the identity of a motorcycle's... News Photo2012-2013 Northern Mali Conflict,Airport,Bamako,Conflict,Control,Customs,Horizontal,Identity,Mali,Motorcycle,Passenger,Police ForcePhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPMalian police officers control the identity of a motorcycle's passengers at a checkpoint near Bamako Senou airport on January 17, 2013. France now has 1,400 troops on the ground in Mali, more than half the total of 2,500 it plans to deploy in its former colony, Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said on Thursday. France won support from European Union nations Thursday for its military campaign in Mali and offers of military aid, possibly including troops, at emergency talks on the crisis. AFP PHOTO / ISSOUF SANOGO (Photo credit should read ISSOUF SANOGO/AFP/Getty Images)