Algerian Foreign Minister Mourad Medelci, second right, walks alongside US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, as she arrives for meetings, at the Mouradia Palace, in Algiers, Algeria, Monday, Oct. 29, 2012. U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton sought Algeria's assistance on Monday for any future military intervention in Mali, pressing the North African nation to provide intelligence, if not boots on the ground to help rout the al-Qaida-linked militants across its southern border. Clinton, on the first stop of a five-day trip overseas, met with Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika as the United States and its allies ramped up preparations to fight northern Mali's breakaway Islamist republic. (AP Photo, Saul Loeb, Pool)

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Algerian Foreign Minister Mourad Medelci, second right, walks alongside US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, as she arrives for meetings, at the Mouradia Palace, in Algiers, Algeria, Monday, Oct. 29, 2012. U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton sought Algeria's assistance on Monday for any future military intervention in Mali, pressing the North African nation to provide intelligence, if not boots on the ground to help rout the al-Qaida-linked militants across its southern border. Clinton, on the first stop of a five-day trip overseas, met with Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika as the United States and its allies ramped up preparations to fight northern Mali's breakaway Islamist republic. (AP Photo, Saul Loeb, Pool)