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A soldier of the French foreign legion wearing a skeleton mask stands... News Photo2012-2013 Northern Mali Conflict,Africa,Armed Forces,Armored Tank,Armored Vehicle,Army Soldier,Attitude,Conflict,Effigy,French Army,Horizontal,Mali,Military,Organized Group,Protective Mask - Workwear,Skull and Crossbones,Standing,Street,War,WeaponPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPA soldier of the French foreign legion wearing a skeleton mask stands next to an armored vehicule in a street in Niono, on January 20, 2013. French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said today that the goal of France's military action in Mali was to retake control of the entire country from Islamist militants who have seized the north. 'The goal is the total reconquest of Mali. We will not leave any pockets' of resistance, Le Drian said on French television. AFP / PHOTO / ISSOUF SANOGO (Photo credit should read ISSOUF SANOGO/AFP/Getty Images)