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Burkina Faso Reels in Aftermath of Hotel Attack

The Al Qaeda-linked attack on a luxury hotel in the capital of Burkina Faso left massive damage in it's wake.

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Image: A soldier stands guard in front of Splendid Hotel in Ouagadougou

A soldier stands guard in front of Splendid Hotel in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, on Jan. 17, 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.
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Image: The burned-out exterior of "Cappuccino" restaurant is seen

The burned-out exterior of "Cappuccino" restaurant is seen.
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Image: Investigators arrive at the Splendid hotel

Investigators arrive at the Splendid hotel.
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Image: Forensic workers examine burnt out cars

Forensic workers examine burnt out cars.
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Image: Guests of the Splendid Hotel wait to retrieve their luggage

Guests of the Splendid Hotel wait to retrieve their luggage.
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Image: French police (in white) inspect the damage to a Burkinabe armored vehicle

French police (in white) inspect the damage to a Burkinabe armored vehicle.
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Image: Malian Prime Minister Modibo Keita (L) Burkina Faso's Prime Minister Paul Kaba Thieba (C) and Burkina Faso's foreign Minister Alpha Barry leave after visiting the Splendid hotel

Malian Prime Minister Modibo Keita (L) Burkina Faso's Prime Minister Paul Kaba Thieba (C) and Burkina Faso's foreign Minister Alpha Barry leave after visiting the hotel.
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Image: The damaged facade of the Splendid hotel is seen

The damaged facade of the hotel is seen.
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Image: The "Taxi-Brousse" restaurant, across the street from the Splendid Hotel (not pictured), is seen

The "Taxi-Brousse" restaurant, across the street from the Splendid Hotel (not pictured), is seen.
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Image: Damaged cars parked out the hotel

Damaged cars parked outside the hotel.

Read: Al Qaeda Claims Responsibility for Attack on Burkina Faso Hotel

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