A US soldier looks on as French soldiers leave a US Air Force C-17 transport plane in Bamako

 
A US soldier looks on as French soldiers leave a US Air Force C-17 transport plane in Bamako
A U.S. soldier looks on as French soldiers leave a U.S. Air Force C-17 transport plane in Bamako January 22, 2013. The United States has started transporting French soldiers and equipment to Mali as part of its logistical aid to French forces fighting Islamist militants in the north of the country, a U.S. official said on Tuesday. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard (MALI - Tags: CIVIL UNREST CONFLICT MILITARY)