Timbuktu: Back From the Brink

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Three Giants

The arrival of Islamic militants in Mali's North put Timbuktu’s three main mosques, Djingareyber, Sankore and Sidi Yahia, in danger. In July 2012, Islamists destroyed two tombs inside the Djingareyber mosque, which was built by sultan Kankan Moussa in 1325.   (Photo: REUTERS/Adama Diarra)

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