French armoured vehicles are seen heading towards the Niger border before making a left turn north in Gao, northern Mali, Wednesday Feb. 6, 2013. Troops from France and Chad moved int

 

              French armoured vehicles  are seen heading towards the Niger border before making a left turn north in Gao, northern Mali,  Wednesday Feb. 6, 2013. Troops from France and Chad moved int
French armoured vehicles are seen heading towards the Niger border before making a left turn north in Gao, northern Mali, Wednesday Feb. 6, 2013. Troops from France and Chad moved into Kidal in an effort to secure the strategic north Malian city, a French official said Tuesday, as the international force put further pressure on the Islamic extremists to push them out of their last major bastion of control in the north.(AP Photo/Jerome Delay)