François Hollande


France's President Francois Hollande and Defence minister Jean-Yves... News PhotoAfghanistan,Army,Ceremony,Conflict,Defence Minister,Elysee Palace,France,François Hollande,French Army,French Culture,Government,Honour,Horizontal,Jean-Yves Le Drian,Paris - France,Politics,Respect,Smiling,War,War in Afghanistan: 2001-presentPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPFrance's President Francois Hollande (R) and Defence minister Jean-Yves Le Drian take part in a ceremony in honour of French troops that served in Afghanistan, on December 21, 2012 at the Elysee Palace, in Paris. Hollande has declared 'mission accomplished' for French combat troops who returned home recently from Afghanistan. France still has 1,500 troops in Afghanistan repatriating equipment or working in roles like providing medical care or helping run Kabul's airport. Hollande said the numbers will decline to 500 by mid-2013. AFP PHOTO POOL THIBAULT CAMUS (Photo credit should read THIBAULT CAMUS/AFP/Getty Images)