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Malians pass by a billboard on January 30, 2013, reading:'Homage to Damien Boiteu (a French helicopter pilot killed on January 11) and to all those who died to free northern Mali -- Thank you (French President Francois) Hollande, Thank you France,' 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)
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Malians pass by a billboard on January 30, 2013, reading:'Homage to Damien Boiteu (a French helicopter pilot killed on January 11) and to all those who died to free northern Mali -- Thank you (French President Francois) Hollande, Thank you France,' 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)
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January 30, 2013
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Malians pass by a billboard on January 30 reading'Homage to Damien... News Photo 1603922122012-2013 Northern Mali Conflict,Al-Qaida,Army,Awe,Billboard,Castle,City,Conflict,Desert,French Culture,Gao Region,Horizontal,Islam,Key,Major,Mali,Military Attack,North,Passing,Reading,Rebellion,VitalityPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPMalians pass by a billboard on January 30, 2013, reading:'Homage to Damien Boiteu (a French helicopter pilot killed on January 11) and to all those who died to free northern Mali -- Thank you (French President Francois) Hollande, Thank you France,' 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)