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Malian children mill through the heavily shelled police station in Gao, northern Mali, Monday Feb. 11 2013, one day after Mujao fighters engaged in a firefight with Malian forces. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)

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Malian children mill through the heavily shelled police station in Gao, northern Mali, Monday Feb. 11 2013, one day after Mujao fighters engaged in a firefight with Malian forces. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)

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Malian soldiers man a bridge at the entrance of Gao, Mali, on Feb. 8, 2013, where a suicide bomber on a motorcycle killed himself attempting to blow up an army checkpoint. It was the first known time a suicide bomber operated in Mali. (Associated Press)

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Malian soldiers man a bridge at the entrance of Gao, Mali, on Feb. 8, 2013, where a suicide bomber on a motorcycle killed himself attempting to blow up an army checkpoint. It was the first known time a suicide bomber operated in Mali. (Associated Press)

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A French soldier secures a perimeter on the outskirts of Diabaly, Mali, on Monday. French and Malian troops took control of the city whose capture by radical Islamists a week earlier prompted the French intervention. "We are truly really grateful to the French who came in the nick of time," a resident said. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** French soldiers patrol in armored vehicles in the outskirts of Sevare, Mali, some 385 miles north of Bamako, the capital, on Jan. 23, 2013. (Associated Press)

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A man takes a close look at a burned-out truck in Timbuktu, Mali, on Jan. 31, 2013. Islamic militants fled from the area when French special forces parachuted in to liberate the city of Timbuktu several days ago. (Associated Press)

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A man takes a close look at a burned-out truck in Timbuktu, Mali, on Jan. 31, 2013. Islamic militants fled from the area when French special forces parachuted in to liberate the city of Timbuktu several days ago. (Associated Press)

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Elders meet with the mayor and the governor of Gao in Gao city, Mali, on Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013, in an effort to avoid vengeance attacks following the arrival of French and Chadian troops in the area, ending 10 months of sharia law. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)

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A French soldier directs helicopters near Timbuktu, Mali, on Jan. 28, 2013. Backed by French helicopters and paratroopers, Malian soldiers entered the fabled city of Timbuktu on Monday after al Qaeda-linked militants who ruled the outpost by fear for nearly 10 months fled into the desert, setting fire to a library that held thousands of manuscripts dating to the Middle Ages. (Associated Press/French Army Communications Audiovisual office)

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A French soldier directs helicopters near Timbuktu, Mali, on Jan. 28, 2013. Backed by French helicopters and paratroopers, Malian soldiers entered the fabled city of Timbuktu on Monday after al Qaeda-linked militants who ruled the outpost by fear for nearly 10 months fled into the desert, setting fire to a library that held thousands of manuscripts dating to the Middle Ages. (Associated Press/French Army Communications Audiovisual office)

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Elders meet with the mayor and the governor of Gao in Gao city, Mali, on Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013, in an effort to avoid vengeance attacks following the arrival of French and Chadian troops in the area, ending 10 months of sharia law. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)

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Elders meet with the mayor and the governor of Gao in Gao city, Mali, on Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013, in an effort to avoid vengeance attacks following the arrival of French and Chadian troops in the area, ending 10 months of sharia law. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)

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Chadian soldiers patrol the streets of Gao, northern Mali, on Jan. 28, 2013. After securing a strategic bridge and the airport in Gao the day before, Malian troops backed by French helicopters and paratroopers entered the fabled city of Timbuktu, north of Gao, on Monday after al Qaeda-linked militants fled into the desert. (Associated Press)

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Chadian soldiers patrol the streets of Gao, northern Mali, on Jan. 28, 2013. After securing a strategic bridge and the airport in Gao the day before, Malian troops backed by French helicopters and paratroopers entered the fabled city of Timbuktu, north of Gao, on Monday after al Qaeda-linked militants fled into the desert. (Associated Press)

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** FILE ** An unidentified worker looks after some of the 20,000 preserved ancient Islamic manuscripts that rest in air-conditioned rooms at the Ahmed Baba Institute in Timbuktu, Mali, in 2004. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

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** FILE ** An unidentified worker looks after some of the 20,000 preserved ancient Islamic manuscripts that rest in air-conditioned rooms at the Ahmed Baba Institute in Timbuktu, Mali, in 2004. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

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Malian soldiers are jubilant as they return to Niono, Mali, from Diabaly, some 300 miles north of the capital, Bamako, on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)

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French soldiers patrol in armored vehicles in the outskirts of Sevare, Mali, some 385 miles north of Bamako, the capital, on Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

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**FILE** French soldiers patrol in armored vehicles in the outskirts of Sevare, Mali, some 385 miles north of Bamako, the capital, on Jan. 23, 2013. (Associated Press)