French president looks to future in Algeria visit

Associated Press
French president looks to future in Algeria visit

Cars drive under a banner reading "Accepting together our common history" Wednesday, Dec.19, 2012 in Tlemcen, northwest Algeria. French President Francois Hollande is hoping for a clean start and an end to tensions with Algeria during a state visit to the country that was once the French empire's most-prized colony. The two-day state visit by the Socialist president, which begins Wednesday, comes as Algeria celebrates 50 years since its independence from France after a brutal seven-year war — and 130 years of colonial rule. Hollande will travel to Algiers and Tlemcen. (AP Photo/Nadji)

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