Timbuktu: Back From the Brink

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Timbuktu in Danger

As the world clamored to save Mali's historic city of Timbuktu from Islamist rebels, troops from Mali and France launched an offensive, regaining control over the city and re-securing Timbuktu's fabled relics.

(Photo: REUTERS/Joe Penney)

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