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Students hold up thier chalk boards in a classroom whose majority of... News Photo2012-2013 Northern Mali Conflict,Africa,Bench,Bombing,Ceremony,Child,Civilian,Classroom,Conflict,Day,Domestic Life,Education,Elementary School,French Culture,Gao Region,Horizontal,Illustration,Illustration Technique,Islam,Mali,Mathematics,Reopening Ceremony,School Building,Slate - Rock,Student,TablePhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPStudents hold up thier chalk boards in a classroom whose majority of tables and benches were taken by Islamists, on the first day of the reopening of schools after the French bombing of Islamist targets, on February 4, 2013 in Gao, in the north of Mali. Schools reopened today in Gao after the town was taken on January 26 by French and Malian forces from Islamists who had been occupying it for the last year. AFP PHOTO / SIA KAMBOU (Photo credit should read SIA KAMBOU/AFP/Getty Images)