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Touareg people celebrate in Niafounke as Malian and French soldiers... News Photo2012-2013 Northern Mali Conflict,Army Soldier,Celebration,City,Conflict,Entering,French Culture,History,Horizontal,Islam,Mali,Month,People,Sharia,Timbuktu - Mali,TuaregPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPTouareg people celebrate in Niafounke as 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. French-led forces today seized Mali's fabled desert city of Timbuktu in a lightning advance north as fleeing Islamists torched a building housing priceless ancient manuscripts. Residents of the ancient city on the edge of the Sahara desert erupted in joy as the French-led troops entered the town, jubilantly waving French and Malian flags after months of suffering under the Islamists' brutal rule. AFP PHOTO / ERIC FEFERBERG (Photo credit should read ERIC FEFERBERG/AFP/Getty Images)