A Malian man painted in the colours of the French flag poses for a picture before the arrival of France's President Hollande at the Independence Plaza in Bamako, Mali

 
A Malian man painted in the colours of the French flag poses for a picture before the arrival of France
A Malian man painted in the colours of the French flag and with the words reading: "Welcome the savior Francois Hollande" poses for a picture before the arrival of France's President Francois Hollande at the Independence Plaza in Bamako, Mali February 2, 2013. REUTERS/Joe Penney (MALI - Tags: POLITICS CONFLICT)