Photo: A French Gazelle military helicopter, flying back from the city of Timbuktu, arrives at the French army base camp airport on January 28, 2013 in Sevare. French forces are advancing towards Mali's Islamist-held north after taking up positions in the towns of Niono and Sevare, a spokesman for the French military operation codenamed Serval said January 28, 2013. Sevare has a strategically important airport which could help serve as a base for operations further north. It is about 630 kilometres north-east of Bamako.  AFP PHOTO / FRED DUFOUR        (Photo credit should read FRED DUFOUR/AFP/Getty Images)
Photo: A picture taken on January 28, 2013 in Sevare, shows a well where the bodies of allegedly Islamist rebels have been found. French-led troops surrounded Mali's fabled desert city of Timbuktu Monday after seizing its airport in a lightning advance against Islamist insurgents who have been driven from key northern strongholds.   AFP PHOTO / FRED DUFOUR        (Photo credit should read FRED DUFOUR/AFP/Getty Images)
Photo: Children wave after Malian and French soldiers entered the historic city of Timbuktu, occupied for 10 months by Islamists who imposed a harsh form of sharia, on January 28, 2013. Hundreds of people scrambled Monday to give French-led troops a hero's welcome as they entered the city. Sings reads "The city of Timbuktu is founded on Islam and will be judged only by the Islamic law."         AFP PHOTO ERIC FEFERBERG        (Photo credit should read ERIC FEFERBERG/AFP/Getty Images)
Photo: A Puma helicopter from the French Army with French soldiers flying back from the city of Timbuktu, arrive at the French army base camp on January 28, 2013 in Sevare, located 630 kilometers north-east of Bamako. French-led forces Monday seized Mali's fabled desert city of Timbuktu in a lightning advance north as fleeing Islamists torched a building housing priceless ancient manuscripts.  AFP PHOTO / FRED DUFOUR        (Photo credit should read FRED DUFOUR/AFP/Getty Images)
Photo: French army drop a jeep with parachutes at the Timbuktu airport on January 28, 2013. Hundreds of people gave French-led troops a hero's welcome on Monday as they entered the historic city of Timbuktu, occupied for 10 months by Islamists who imposed a harsh form of sharia.  AFP PHOTO / ERIC FEFERBERG        (Photo credit should read ERIC FEFERBERG/AFP/Getty Images)
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Children wave after Malian and French soldiers entered the historic city of Timbuktu, occupied for 10 months by Islamists who imposed a harsh form of sharia, on January 28, 2013. Hundreds of people scrambled Monday to give French-led troops a hero's welcome as they entered the city. Sings reads "The city of Timbuktu is founded on Islam and will be judged only by the Islamic law." AFP PHOTO ERIC FEFERBERG (Photo credit should read ERIC FEFERBERG/AFP/Getty Images)
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