Timbuktu: Back From the Brink

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Documents in Danger

Scholars worry about the tens of thousands of ancient documents that are housed in libraries and private collections in Timbuktu. Many believe that these provide proof of Africa’s oft-overlooked written history dating back to the time of the European Renaissance. (Photo: EVAN SCHNEIDER/AFP/GettyImages)

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