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FILE-- In this photo taken Saturday Feb. 9, 2013, worshipers arrive for prayer at the Askia mausoleum's mosque built in 1495 in Gao, northern Mali. France's new president Emmanuel Macron has chosen for his first official visit outside Europe the West African nation of Mali, a country where multiple extremist groups pose a growing danger to the region.(AP Photo/Jerome Delay, File)

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FILE-- In the photo taken Saturday Feb. 2, 2013, French President Francois Hollande is surrounded by security as he greets a couple of thousands well-wishers during his two-hour-long visit to Timbuktu, Mali. France's new president Emmanuel Macron has chosen for his first official visit outside Europe the West African nation of Mali, a country where multiple extremist groups pose a growing danger to the region.(AP Photo/Jerome Delay, File)

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FILE-- In this photo taken Monday Jan. 28, 2013, a young child runs through the deserted side streets of Gao , Northern Mali. France's new president Emmanuel Macron has chosen for his first official visit outside Europe the West African nation of Mali, a country where multiple extremist groups pose a growing danger to the region.(AP Photo/Jerome Delay, File)

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FILE-- In this photo taken Tuesday Jan. 29, 2013, angry crowds shout at suspected Islamist extremists in the back of an army truck in Gao, Northern Mali. France's new president Emmanuel Macron has chosen for his first official visit outside Europe the West African nation of Mali, a country where multiple extremist groups pose a growing danger to the region.(AP Photo/Jerome Delay, File)

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FILE-- In this photo taken Sunday Feb. 10, 2013, French soldiers secure the evacuation of foreigners during exchanges of fire with Jihadists in Gao, northern Mali. France's new president Emmanuel Macron has chosen for his first official visit outside Europe the West African nation of Mali, a country where multiple extremist groups pose a growing danger to the region.(AP Photo/Jerome Delay, File)

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FILE-- In this photo taken Wednesday Jan. 30, 2013, a sign on the northern road exiting in Gao, Northern Mali, reads "welcome to the islamic state of Gao. France's new president Emmanuel Macron has chosen for his first official visit outside Europe the West African nation of Mali, a country where multiple extremist groups pose a growing danger to the region.(AP Photo/Jerome Delay, File)

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FILE-- In this photo taken Sunday Feb. 10, 2013, French soldiers secure the area where a suicide bomber exploded at the entrance of Gao, northern Mali. France's new president Emmanuel Macron has chosen for his first official visit outside Europe the West African nation of Mali, a country where multiple extremist groups pose a growing danger to the region.(AP Photo/Jerome Delay, File)

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Malian troops, left, stand near the scene of an explosion, right, at the Joint Operational Mechanism base in Gao, Mali, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017. A suicide bomber in an explosives-laden vehicle attacked a camp in northern Mali on Wednesday, killing more than 50 people and wounding more than 100 soldiers and former fighters now trying to stabilize the region. (AP Photo/Yacouba Cisse)

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A military truck, right, arrives outside a hospital where injured were taken after an explosion at the Joint Operational Mechanism base in Gao, Mali, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017. A suicide bomber in an explosives-laden vehicle attacked a camp in northern Mali on Wednesday, killing more than 50 people and wounding more than 100 soldiers and former fighters now trying to stabilize the region. (AP Photo/Yacouba Cisse)

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Malian troops patrol near the scene of an explosion at the Joint Operational Mechanism base in Gao, Mali, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017. A suicide bomber in an explosives-laden vehicle attacked a camp in northern Mali on Wednesday, killing more than 50 people and wounding more than 100 soldiers and former fighters now trying to stabilize the region. (AP Photo/Yacouba Cisse)

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Wounded Malian troops receive medical treatment after being injured by an explosion at the Joint Operational Mechanism base in Gao, Mali, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017. A suicide bomber in an explosives-laden vehicle attacked a camp in northern Mali on Wednesday, killing more than 50 people and wounding more than 100 soldiers and former fighters now trying to stabilize the region. (AP Photo/Yacouba Cisse)

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People gather outside a hospital were injured were taken after an explosion at the Joint Operational Mechanism base in Gao, Mali, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017. A suicide bomber in an explosives-laden vehicle attacked a camp in northern Mali on Wednesday, killing more than 50 people and wounding more than 100 soldiers and former fighters now trying to stabilize the region. (AP Photo/Yacouba Cisse)

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People run to flee from the Radisson Blu Hotel in Bamako, Mali, Friday, Nov. 20, 2015. The company that runs the Radisson Blu Hotel in Mali's capital says assailants have takenhostages in a brazen assault involving grenades. (AP Photo/Harouna Traore)

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Only 14 women currently sit in Mali's 147-member parliament, three women belong to President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita's Cabinet of 33 ministers, and men claim the vast bulk of civil service positions. (Associated Press)

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From left, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, French President Francois Hollande, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, EU President Donald Tusk and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas march during a rally in Paris, Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015. (AP Photo/Philippe Wojazer, Pool) ** FILE **

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Croatia'sIvan Perisic, center, celebrates his second goal with Vedran Corluka during the internationa friendly soccer match between Croatia and Mali, in Osijek, Croatia, Saturday, May 31, 2014. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)

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Croatia players celebrate their goal during the international friendly soccer match between Croatia and Mali, in Osijek, Croatia, Saturday, May 31, 2014. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)

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Croatia's Sime Vrsaljko, left, is challenged by Mali's Kalifa Traore during the internationa friendly soccer match between Croatia and Mali, in Osijek, Croatia, Saturday, May 31, 2014. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)

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Croatia'sIvan Perisic celebrates his second goal during the internationa friendly soccer match between Croatia and Mali, in Osijek, Croatia, Saturday, May 31, 2014. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)