Photo of the Day: Jan. 15, 2013

French soldiers from the 2nd RIMA (French Navy Infantry Regiment), arriving from France, stand at the 101 military airbase near Bamako on January 14, 2013, before their deployment in north of Mali. (ERIC FEFERBERG/AFP/Getty Images)

As France ratchets up its involvement in the ongoing conflict in Mali, French forces are moving into position.  French air power has already been in play fighting Islamist militants, but boots on the ground are just starting to play a role in the conflict.

More pics after the break:

A French soldier from the 2nd RIMA (French Navy Infantry Regiment), arriving from France, waits at the 101 military airbase near Bamako on January 14, 2013 before a deployment of his military unit in north of Mali. (ERIC FEFERBERG/AFP/Getty Images)

Malian police patrol in Bamako, on January 13, 2013. (ISSOUF SANOGO/AFP/Getty Images)

French Mirage F1 CR fighter aircrafts, coming from N'Djamena (Chad), are seen at the 101 military airbase near Bamako on January 14, 2013. (ERIC FEFERBERG/AFP/Getty Images)

 

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Zach is the State Department correspondent, cyberwarfare, research & development and business reporter for Defense News.
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