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A vehicle, belonging to Islamists of the Movement for Oneness and... News Photo2012-2013 Northern Mali Conflict,City,Conflict,French Culture,Gao City,Gao Region,Horizontal,Islam,Jihad,Mali,Mode of Transport,North,Sitting,West Africa,WindPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPA vehicle, belonging to Islamists of the Movement for Oneness and Jihad in West Africa (MUJAO) and that was destroyed by French air strikes, sits on January 31, 2013 outside the northern Malian city of Gao. The city that was controlled by Islamists, who applied Islamic sharia law, 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. AFP PHOTO / SIA KAMBOU (Photo credit should read SIA KAMBOU/AFP/Getty Images)