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People unload wood from a boat on the Niger river on January 22, 2013... News Photo2012-2013 Northern Mali Conflict,Bamako,Beginnings,Conflict,Following,Horizontal,Kilometre,Mali,Nautical Vessel,People,River Niger,Segou,UnloadingPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPPeople unload wood from a boat on the Niger river on January 22, 2013 in Segou, 240 kms north of Bamako, as life starts returning to normal following the French-led offensive in Mali. Mali's army chief said on January 22 that his French-backed forces could reclaim the northern towns of Gao and fabled Timbuktu from Islamists in a month, as more offers of aid poured in for the offensive. French planes bombed a major base of the Al-Qaeda in Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) near Timbuktu as local sources said a mansion belonging to Libyan former strongman Moamer Kadhafi was destroyed. AFP PHOTO / ERIC FEFERBERG (Photo credit should read ERIC FEFERBERG/AFP/Getty Images)