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A Malian soldier checks driver and vehicle on February 1 at the... News Photo2012-2013 Northern Mali Conflict,Africa,Armed Forces,Army Soldier,Baggage Claim,Civilian,Driver,Entrance,Gao Region,Graffiti,Horizontal,Luggage,Mali,Military,Mode of Transport,Politics,Road,Roadblock,WarPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPA Malian soldier checks driver and vehicle on February 1, 2013, at the entrance of Gao. French President Francois Hollande visits Mali on February 2, as French-led troops worked to secure the last Islamist stronghold in the north after a lightning offensive against the extremists. Gao's light-skinned Arab and Tuareg residents face the violent anger of their black neighbours since French and Malian troops reclaimed the city from the rebels of the Movement for Oneness and Jihad in West Africa (MUJAO) on January 26. AFP PHOTO/ SIA KAMBOU (Photo credit should read SIA KAMBOU/AFP/Getty Images)