French Soldiers Regain Control in Malian Cities

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People wave as a French military convoy crosses on January 29, 2013... News Photo2012-2013 Northern Mali Conflict,Army,City,Conflict,Control,Convoy,Desert,Freedom,French Culture,Horizontal,Islam,Mali,Military,North,People,Timbuktu - MaliPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPPeople wave as a French military convoy crosses on January 29, 2013 Timbuktu after French-led troops freed the northern desert city on January 28 from Islamist control. Hundreds of Malians looted Arab-owned shops on January 29 in Timbuktu as global donors pledged over 455 million US dollars (340 million euro) at a donor conference in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa for military operations in Mali and humanitarian aid to rout the radicals from the north. Sign reads 'The city of Timbuktu is founded on Islam and will be judged only by the Islamic law (sharia)). AFP PHOTO / ERIC FEFERBERG (Photo credit should read ERIC FEFERBERG/AFP/Getty Images)