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Women pose with their children in Niafounke after Malian and French... News Photo 1602434322012-2013 Northern Mali Conflict,Adult,Africa,Army Soldier,Busy,Child,City,Civilian,Conflict,Entering,Extreme,Family,Form,French Culture,History,Horizontal,Islam,Mali,Month,People,Portrait,Releasing,Sharia,Smiling,Timbuktu,War,WomenPhotographer ERIC FEFERBERGCollection: AFP 2013 AFPWomen pose with their children in Niafounke 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. 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)