FILE - In this Sunday, July, 28, 2013 file photo, a United Nations peacekeeper stands guard at the entrance to the main polling station, covered in separatist flags and graffiti supporting the creation of the independent state of Azawad, in Kidal, Mali. Mali's new president-elect Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, whose rival conceded defeat Monday, Aug. 12, a day after the vote, now faces the challenge of finding a resolution to the simmering separatist rebellion in the country's north. Based on his recent campaign visit to the rebel's stronghold, during which the NMLA tried to block his plane from landing, and then hurled stones at it while parked, the path to reconciliation is not likely to be easy.(AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell, File)
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