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  • ** FILE ** A U.S. Special Forces soldier trains troops from Senegal in combat techniques in Kati, Mali, during a joint training exercise with units from several African armies in the Sahara Desert in June 2010. Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb wants to put its footprint on the Arab Spring now that violence is fueling the uprisings. (AP Photo/Alfred de Montesquiou, File)

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