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A picture taken on February 17, 2013 shows an aerial view of Gao,... News Photo2012-2013 Northern Mali Conflict,Aerial View,Africa,City,Conflict,Gao Region,General View,Horizontal,Illustration,Illustration Technique,MaliPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPA picture taken on February 17, 2013 shows an aerial view of Gao, northern Mali. Leaders in Africa's Sahel region called on February 16 for further efforts to support Mali as they announced new funds to back a West African force in the country. A French-led military intervention launched on January 11 has driven the Islamist rebels in Mali from the towns they controlled, but concerns remain over stability amid suicide attacks and guerrilla fighting. AFP PHOTO / POOL / PASCAL GUYOT (Photo credit should read PASCAL GUYOT/AFP/Getty Images)