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Nigerian soldiers guard a crossroads on February 12, 2013 in the... News Photo2012-2013 Northern Mali Conflict,Africa,Armed Forces,Army,Army Soldier,Arrival,City,Conflict,Crossroad,Gao City,Gao Region,Horizontal,Jihad,Mali,Military,Motion,Nigeria,North,Rifle,Solitude,Street,Terrorism,War,Weapon,West AfricaPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPNigerian soldiers guard a crossroads on February 12, 2013 in the center of the northern Malian city of Gao, where the militant group Movement for Oneness and Jihad in West Africa (MUJAO) had controlled the city since June until the troops arrived in late January. African and French troops were on alert on February 12 after the MUJAO claimed a February 10 guerrilla attack and a pair of suicide bombings on February 8 and 9. AFP PHOTO / PASCAL GUYOT (Photo credit should read PASCAL GUYOT/AFP/Getty Images)