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In this Tuesday, May 1, 2012 photo, a young girl wears a headscarf as she and other children walk along a street in Timbuktu, Mali. In addition to adult women, girls and young women have begun covering their heads in Timbuktu, fearful of drawing attention from Islamist group Ansar Dine as they seek to impose Shariah on northern Mali. While government soldiers were fighting each other this week for control of the capital Bamako, Islamist fighters were asserting control over the Texas-sized northern half of the country, setting up a possible showdown with Tuareg nationalist rebels, who are secular and who seized northern Mali in March alongside the Islamists. Young women and girls who have not traditionally covered their heads (AP Photo)

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