Editor's Choice - Pictures of the Day - January 21, 2013
A French soldier stands guard in front of charred pickup trucks in Diabaly January 21, 2013. French and Malian armoured columns rolled into the central Mali town Monday after the al Qaeda-linked Islamist rebels who seized it a week ago melted into the bush to avoid air strikes.
Jerome Delay/AP Photo
A Malian soldier mans a checkpoint on the outskirt of Diabaly, Mali, some 460kms (320 miles) north of the capital Bamako Monday Jan. 21, 2013. French and Malian troops were in the city whose capture by radical Islamists prompted the French military intervention.