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French President Francois Hollande (L) and his Algerian counterpart Abdelaziz Bouteflika gesture at the university in Tlemcen on the second day of Hollande's two-day official visit, on December 20, 2012. French President Francois Hollande acknowledged France's "brutal" colonial rule over the Algerian people, without having to apologise, as he sought to launch a new era in ties on a two-day visit. AFP PHOTO / POOL / BERTRAND LANGLOIS (Photo by BERTRAND LANGLOIS / POOL / AFP) (Photo credit should read BERTRAND LANGLOIS/AFP/Getty Images)

French President Francois Hollande (L) and his Algerian counterpart Abdelaziz Bouteflika gesture at the university in Tlemcen on the second day of Hollande's two-day official visit, on December 20, 2012. French President Francois Hollande acknowledged France's "brutal" colonial rule over the Algerian people, without having to apologise, as he sought to launch a new era in ties on a two-day visit. AFP PHOTO / POOL / BERTRAND LANGLOIS (Photo by BERTRAND LANGLOIS / POOL / AFP)        (Photo credit should read BERTRAND LANGLOIS/AFP/Getty Images)