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In this Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012 photo, Salif Haidara, 16, sits in the home of a friend in Mopti, Mali, where he has taken refuge after leaving his hometown in the country's Islamist-controlled north. Islamists offered Salif 15,000 francs ($30) a day for himself and 200,000 francs ($400) a month for his family to join them and become a 'holy warrior,' but he turned down the offer. Across northern Mali, Islamists have plucked and paid for as many as 1,000 children from rural towns and villages devastated by poverty and hunger, The Associated Press has found. Interviews conducted by the AP provide evidence that a new generation in what was long a moderate and stable Muslim nation is becoming radicalized, as the Islamists gather forces to fight a potential military intervention backed by the United Nations. (AP Photo)

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In this Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012 photo, Salif Haidara, 16, sits in the home of a friend in Mopti, Mali, where he has taken refuge after leaving his hometown in the country's Islamist-controlled north. Islamists offered Salif 15,000 francs ($30) a day for himself and 200,000 francs ($400) a month for his family to join them and become a 'holy warrior,' but he turned down the offer. Across northern Mali, Islamists have plucked and paid for as many as 1,000 children from rural towns and villages devastated by poverty and hunger, The Associated Press has found. Interviews conducted by the AP provide evidence that a new generation in what was long a moderate and stable Muslim nation is becoming radicalized, as the Islamists gather forces to fight a potential military intervention backed by the United Nations. (AP Photo)
In this Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012 photo, Salif Haidara, 16, sits in the home of a friend in Mopti, Mali, where he has taken refuge after leaving his hometown in the country's Islamist-controlled north. Islamists offered Salif 15,000 francs ($30) a day for himself and 200,000 francs ($400) a month for his family to join them and become a 'holy warrior,' but he turned down the offer. Across northern Mali, Islamists have plucked and paid for as many as 1,000 children from rural towns and villages devastated by poverty and hunger, The Associated Press has found. Interviews conducted by the AP provide evidence that a new generation in what was long a moderate and stable Muslim nation is becoming radicalized, as the Islamists gather forces to fight a potential military intervention backed by the United Nations. (AP Photo)
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