People dressed in colorful dress walk near the Sankore Mosque, a United Nations world heritage cultural site, which would not be allowed under the rule of Islamic militants who ruled the city until French troops took control, in Timbuktu, Mali, Thursday Jan. 31, 2013. Many things have changed in Timbuktu since French troops parachuted in several days ago to take control of the area from Islamic militants, and now there is a growing sense of freedom. (AP Photo/Harouna Traore)

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People dressed in colorful dress walk near the Sankore Mosque, a United Nations world heritage cultural site, which would not be allowed under the rule of Islamic militants who ruled the city until French troops took control, in Timbuktu, Mali, Thursday Jan. 31, 2013.  Many things have changed in Timbuktu since French troops parachuted in several days ago to take control of the area from Islamic militants, and now there is a growing sense of freedom. (AP Photo/Harouna Traore)
People dressed in colorful dress walk near the Sankore Mosque, a United Nations world heritage cultural site, which would not be allowed under the rule of Islamic militants who ruled the city until French troops took control, in Timbuktu, Mali, Thursday Jan. 31, 2013. Many things have changed in Timbuktu since French troops parachuted in several days ago to take control of the area from Islamic militants, and now there is a growing sense of freedom. (AP Photo/Harouna Traore)
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