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Children celebrate holding a French flag during the reopening ceremony of Mahamane Fondogoumo elementary school in the town centre of Timbuktu February 1, 2013. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

Children celebrate holding a French flag during the reopening ceremony of Mahamane Fondogoumo elementary school in the town centre of Timbuktu February 1, 2013. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

Children celebrate holding a French flag during the reopening ceremony of Mahamane Fondogoumo elementary school in the town centre of Timbuktu February 1, 2013. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier
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Islamist rebel prisoners guarded by Malian gendarmes are seen in a military camp in the centre of Timbuktu February 1, 2013. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

Islamist rebel prisoners guarded by Malian gendarmes are seen in a military camp in the centre of Timbuktu February 1, 2013. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

Islamist rebel prisoners guarded by Malian gendarmes are seen in a military camp in the centre of Timbuktu February 1, 2013. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier
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Children celebrate holding a French flag during the reopening ceremony of Mahamane Fondogoumo elementary school in the town centre of Timbuktu February 1, 2013. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

Children celebrate holding a French flag during the reopening ceremony of Mahamane Fondogoumo elementary school in the town centre of Timbuktu February 1, 2013. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

Children celebrate holding a French flag during the reopening ceremony of Mahamane Fondogoumo elementary school in the town centre of Timbuktu February 1, 2013. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier
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Malian children stand in front of a tent at the refugee camp of Taberey Baraye, some 7km (4 miles) from Ayorou, near the Mali-Niger border January 31, 2013. REUTERS/Alain Amontchi

Malian children stand in front of a tent at the refugee camp of Taberey Baraye, some 7km (4 miles) from Ayorou, near the Mali-Niger border January 31, 2013. REUTERS/Alain Amontchi

Malian children stand in front of a tent at the refugee camp of Taberey Baraye, some 7km (4 miles) from Ayorou, near the Mali-Niger border January 31, 2013. REUTERS/Alain Amontchi
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Malian refugees queue for food at the refugee camp of Taberey Baraye, some 7km (4 miles) from Ayorou, near the Mali-Niger border January 31, 2013. REUTERS/Alain Amontchi

Malian refugees queue for food at the refugee camp of Taberey Baraye, some 7km (4 miles) from Ayorou, near the Mali-Niger border January 31, 2013. REUTERS/Alain Amontchi

Malian refugees queue for food at the refugee camp of Taberey Baraye, some 7km (4 miles) from Ayorou, near the Mali-Niger border January 31, 2013. REUTERS/Alain Amontchi
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A destroyed vehicle used by Islamist rebels sits on a road at the entrance into Timbuktu January 31, 2013. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

A destroyed vehicle used by Islamist rebels sits on a road at the entrance into Timbuktu January 31, 2013. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

A destroyed vehicle used by Islamist rebels sits on a road at the entrance into Timbuktu January 31, 2013. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier
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Children celebrate with a banner during the reopening ceremony of Mahamane Fondogoumo elementary school in the town centre of Timbuktu February 1, 2013. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

Children celebrate with a banner during the reopening ceremony of Mahamane Fondogoumo elementary school in the town centre of Timbuktu February 1, 2013. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

Children celebrate with a banner during the reopening ceremony of Mahamane Fondogoumo elementary school in the town centre of Timbuktu February 1, 2013. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier
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Children celebrate with a banner during the reopening ceremony of Mahamane Fondogoumo elementary school in the town centre of Timbuktu February 1, 2013. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

Children celebrate with a banner during the reopening ceremony of Mahamane Fondogoumo elementary school in the town centre of Timbuktu February 1, 2013. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

Children celebrate with a banner during the reopening ceremony of Mahamane Fondogoumo elementary school in the town centre of Timbuktu February 1, 2013. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier
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Pictures of Mali's interim President Dioncounda Traore (L) and France's President Francois Hollande are seen on a car in the town centre of Timbuktu February 1, 2013. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

Pictures of Mali's interim President Dioncounda Traore (L) and France's President Francois Hollande are seen on a car in the town centre of Timbuktu February 1, 2013. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

Pictures of Mali's interim President Dioncounda Traore (L) and France's President Francois Hollande are seen on a car in the town centre of Timbuktu February 1, 2013. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier
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