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People search for goods on February 24, 2013 at the Gao market, which... News Photo2012-2013 Northern Mali Conflict,Burnt,City,Conflict,Gao City,Gao Region,Horizontal,Islam,Mali,Market,Merchandise,North,People,Searching,ViolencePhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPPeople search for goods on February 24, 2013 at the Gao market, which reportedly burnt on February 21 during an Islamist attack on the northern city. Clashes erupted in the city of Gao and an apparent car bomb struck near a camp housing French troops on February 21 as Malian and foreign forces struggled to secure Mali's volatile north against Islamist rebels. Malian troops were battling armed rebels in Gao in clashes that left the main courthouse in flames, after fighting erupted overnight with heavy gunfire reported around two main entrances to the city. AFP PHOTO /JOEL SAGET (Photo credit should read JOEL SAGET/AFP/Getty Images)