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Reserve 'Guepard' soldiers from the third RIMA (Marine Infantry Regiment) listen during an address by French defence minister Jean-Yves Le Drian (unseen) on February 5, 2013 in Vannes. After a three-week campaign by French-led forces drove Islamist extremists from most of their strongholds in northern Mali, including the cities of Timbuktu and Gao, dozens of French warplanes carried out major air strikes on rebel training and logistics centres on February 3 in Mali's mountainous northeast, near the Algerian border. France is eager to pass the baton in Mali to some 8,000 African troops pledged for the UN-backed AFISMA force, still deploying at a snail's pace, after sweeping to its former colony's aid on January 11 as the Islamists threatened to advance south towards the capital Bamako. AFP PHOTO/FRANK PERRY 3 eme RIMA ecoutent l' allocution du ministre de (Photo credit should read FRANK PERRY/AFP/Getty Images)
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Reserve 'Guepard' soldiers from the third RIMA (Marine Infantry Regiment) listen during an address by French defence minister Jean-Yves Le Drian (unseen) on February 5, 2013 in Vannes. After a three-week campaign by French-led forces drove Islamist extremists from most of their strongholds in northern Mali, including the cities of Timbuktu and Gao, dozens of French warplanes carried out major air strikes on rebel training and logistics centres on February 3 in Mali's mountainous northeast, near the Algerian border. France is eager to pass the baton in Mali to some 8,000 African troops pledged for the UN-backed AFISMA force, still deploying at a snail's pace, after sweeping to its former colony's aid on January 11 as the Islamists threatened to advance south towards the capital Bamako. AFP PHOTO/FRANK PERRY 3 eme RIMA ecoutent l' allocution du ministre de (Photo credit should read FRANK PERRY/AFP/Getty Images)
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Reserve 'Guepard' soldiers from the third RIMA listen during an... News Photo 160757647Army Soldier,Defense Minister,France,French Culture,Horizontal,Jean-Yves Le Drian,Listening,Military,Morbihan,Politics,Reserve,Speech,Third,VannesPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPReserve 'Guepard' soldiers from the third RIMA (Marine Infantry Regiment) listen during an address by French defence minister Jean-Yves Le Drian (unseen) on February 5, 2013 in Vannes. After a three-week campaign by French-led forces drove Islamist extremists from most of their strongholds in northern Mali, including the cities of Timbuktu and Gao, dozens of French warplanes carried out major air strikes on rebel training and logistics centres on February 3 in Mali's mountainous northeast, near the Algerian border. France is eager to pass the baton in Mali to some 8,000 African troops pledged for the UN-backed AFISMA force, still deploying at a snail's pace, after sweeping to its former colony's aid on January 11 as the Islamists threatened to advance south towards the capital Bamako. AFP PHOTO/FRANK PERRY 3 eme RIMA ecoutent l' allocution du ministre de (Photo credit should read FRANK PERRY/AFP/Getty Images)