Al Qaeda attack in Burkina Faso

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A soldier stands guard in front of burned cars across the street from Splendid Hotel in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso on 17 January 2016, a day after security forces retook the hotel from al Qaeda fighters who seized it in an assault that killed two dozen people from at least 18 countries and marked a major escalation of Islamist militancy in West Africa. Credit: Reuters