French President Francois Hollande chairs a meeting focusing on the situation in Mali next to his military chief of staff Benoit Pugat, right, and General Secretary of the Elysee presid

 

              French President Francois Hollande chairs a meeting focusing on the situation in Mali next to his military chief of staff Benoit Pugat, right, and General Secretary of the Elysee presid
French President Francois Hollande chairs a meeting focusing on the situation in Mali next to his military chief of staff Benoit Pugat, right, and General Secretary of the Elysee presidential palace, Pierre-Rene Lemas, left partially hidden, Monday, Jan. 14, 2013, at the Elysee palace in Paris. French military forces on Monday widened their bombing campaign against Islamic extremists occupying northern Mali, launching airstrikes for the first time in central Mali to combat a new threat as the four-day-old offensive continued to grow. (AP Photo/Kenzo Tribouillard, Pool)