Election workers are checked by United Nations peacekeepers before entering local election headquarters, in Kidal, Mali Saturday, July 27, 2013. The desert town of Kidal and the villages surrounding ... more 
Election workers are checked by United Nations peacekeepers before entering local election headquarters, in Kidal, Mali Saturday, July 27, 2013. The desert town of Kidal and the villages surrounding it make up just 0.5% of the people who registered to vote in Mali's election. Yet experts say the future of Mali is likely going to be decided by how the region that has been at the epicenter of multiple rebellions handles Sunday's vote. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Rebecca Blackwell
Sat, Jul 27, 2013 1:01 PM EDT