In this picture dated Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013 and released by the French Army Communications Audiovisual office (ECPAD) French soldiers of the 21st Marine Infantry Regiment based in Frejus, southern ... more 
In this picture dated Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013 and released by the French Army Communications Audiovisual office (ECPAD) French soldiers of the 21st Marine Infantry Regiment based in Frejus, southern France, exit a plane at Bamako airport, Mali. An official at France's Defense Ministry says the country will "gradually deploy" a total of 2,500 troops to Mali, and the French president says the military operation will last until security has been restored and African forces are ready to take charge. (AP Photo/Jeremy Lempin, ECPAD) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Jeremy Lempin, ECPAD
Tue, Jan 15, 2013 1:45 PM EST