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Children wave after Malian and French soldiers entered the historic... News Photo2012-2013 Northern Mali Conflict,Africa,Arabic Script,Army Soldier,Child,City,Civilian,Conflict,Entering,French Culture,History,Horizontal,Islam,Joy,Mali,Month,Placard,Releasing,Sharia,Street,Timbuktu - Mali,WarPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPChildren 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)