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Photo by: Harouna Traore

Malian soldiers drive toward the garrison village of Diabaly, on the road near Markala, approximately 25 miles outside Segou in central Mali, on Monday, Jan. 14, 2013. Despite intensive aerial bombardments by French warplanes, Islamist insurgents grabbed more territory in the West African country on Monday and got much closer to the capital, French and Malian authorities said. In the latest setback, the al-Qaeda-linked extremists overran Diabaly, France's defense minister said in Paris. (AP Photo/Harouna Traore)

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