French President Francois Hollande, left and Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika speaks together after they signed contracts in Algiers, Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012. Hollande arrived W

 

              French President Francois Hollande, left and Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika speaks together after they signed contracts in Algiers, Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012. Hollande arrived W
French President Francois Hollande, left and Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika speaks together after they signed contracts in Algiers, Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012. Hollande arrived Wednesday on a state visit to Algeria, hoping for a clean start in relations after a half-century of tensions with this North Africa nation, once the French empire's most prized colony. (AP Photo/Djarboub Sidali )