French troops prepare for take-off inside a U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III cargo aircraft in Istres, France, Jan. 21, 2013. France deployed military to the African country of Mali to fight forces who threaten the current Mali government's stability and are relying on assistance from allies in transporting troops and supplies. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Nathanael Callon)

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Photo by: Staff Sgt. Nathanael CallonReleased |  VIRIN: 130121-F-MS171-200.JPG