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Malians pass a billboard left by the Movement for Oneness and Jihad... News Photo2012-2013 Northern Mali Conflict,Al-Qaida,Army,Awe,Billboard,Castle,City,Conflict,Desert,French Culture,Gao City,Gao Region,Horizontal,Islam,Jihad,Mali,Military Attack,North,Rebellion,Vitality,West AfricaPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPMalians pass a billboard left by the Movement for Oneness and Jihad in West Africa (MUJAO), an offshoot of Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), on January 30, 2013, reading :'Enforcing Sharia is the road to happiness, it is the road to paradise,' in the northern city of Gao, a key Islamist stronghold until it was retaken on January 26 by French and Malian troops in a major boost to the French-led offensive against the Al Qaeda-linked rebels, who have been holding Mali's vast desert north since last April. French troops on January 30 entered Kidal, the last Islamist bastion in Mali's north after a whirlwind Paris-led offensive, as France urged peace talks to douse ethnic tensions targeting Arabs and Tuaregs. AFP PHOTO/ SIA KAMBOU (Photo credit should read SIA KAMBOU/AFP/Getty Images)