French troops arrive at Bamako's airport Thursday Jan. 17, 2013. Over  

French troops arrive at Bamako's airport Thursday Jan. 17, 2013. Over  600 soldiers arrived Thursday. Fighting raged in one Mali town, airstrikes hit another and army troops raced to protect a third, on the seventh day of the French-led military intervention to wrest back Mali's north from al Qaida-linked groups. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)
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French troops arrive at Bamako's airport Thursday Jan. 17, 2013. Over 600 soldiers arrived Thursday. Fighting raged in one Mali town, airstrikes hit another and army troops raced to protect a third, on the seventh day of the French-led military intervention to wrest back Mali's north from al Qaida-linked groups. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)
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