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FILE – In this Sunday, July 28, 2013 file photo, men search for their names on a list of registered voters outside a polling station, in Kidal, Mali. Longtime politician Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, who many hope will hold strife-torn Mali together, heads into the presidential runoff election on Sunday, Aug. 11, 2013 as the clear favorite. Whether Keita will win such a strong mandate across Mali, though, remains unclear in a country where northern rebels do not fly the national flag and pelted his plane with rocks on a campaign stop there. This West African country’s pivotal election is aimed at unlocking some $4 billion in aid promised by international donors after more than a year of turmoil.(AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell, File)