In this photo made Friday Feb. 6, 2013, French soldiers walk on the tarmac of the airport in the remote desert city of Tesalit, northern Mali. President of the government body representing the area of Tessalit, Aicha Belco Maiga, confirmed by telephone from her home in Bamako that her town had been retaken by French forces. (AP Photo)

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In this photo made Friday Feb. 6, 2013, French soldiers walk on the tarmac of the airport in the remote desert city of Tesalit, northern Mali. President of the government body representing the area of Tessalit, Aicha Belco Maiga, confirmed by telephone from her home in Bamako that her town had been retaken by French forces. (AP Photo)
In this photo made Friday Feb. 6, 2013, French soldiers walk on the tarmac of the airport in the remote desert city of Tesalit, northern Mali. President of the government body representing the area of Tessalit, Aicha Belco Maiga, confirmed by telephone from her home in Bamako that her town had been retaken by French forces. (AP Photo)
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