Malian women laugh as one pulls her veil saying she doesn't need it any longer in the central market in Gao, Northern Mali, Wednesday Jan. 30, 2013. The mission by French troops scored another success in its effort to dislodge the al-Qaida-linked militants from northern Mali, and freed from Islamic rule over the weekend, women started coming out wearing bright colors, makeup and jewels, after 10 month of black veils and sharia laws. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)

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Malian women laugh as one pulls her veil saying she doesn't need it any longer in the central market in Gao, Northern Mali, Wednesday Jan. 30, 2013.  The mission by French troops scored another success in its effort to dislodge the al-Qaida-linked militants from northern Mali, and freed from Islamic rule over the weekend, women started coming out wearing bright colors, makeup and jewels, after 10 month of black veils and sharia laws.  (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)
Malian women laugh as one pulls her veil saying she doesn't need it any longer in the central market in Gao, Northern Mali, Wednesday Jan. 30, 2013. The mission by French troops scored another success in its effort to dislodge the al-Qaida-linked militants from northern Mali, and freed from Islamic rule over the weekend, women started coming out wearing bright colors, makeup and jewels, after 10 month of black veils and sharia laws. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)
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