URL Canonicalization to remove index.php

Hello! I have just set up a site and i'm in fear of a duplicate content penalty from google....

Whilst checking the SERPs i see the same articles from site listed with
        1) http://www.site.tld/index.php?L=articlename
AND 2) http://www.site.tld/?L=articlename
I would really like to remove the index.php from the URL using a rewrite rule in my .htacess file.

Here's a copy of the file so far:

DirectoryIndex index.php
RewriteEngine on
RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^site.tld [NC]
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ http://www.site.tld/$1 [L,R=301]
Options +FollowSymlinks
RewriteRule ^([a-z0-9]+)$ http://www.site.tld/?L=users.profile&id=$1 [r=301,nc]

Any help would be greatly appreciated :D
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This should work.
RewriteEngine On
RewriteBase /
RewriteRule ^((.*)/)?index\.php$ $2/ [QSA,R=301,L]

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ogdiniAuthor Commented:
mate! That works perfectly!!!!
Thank you :D

Post the exact same solution at
where i offered 500 points for the question and you can get points x2

Thank you !
With a great pleasure, lol
Posted the answer, thank you !
ogdiniAuthor Commented:
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