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Youngsters are pictured past the entrance of Sharia Plaza on January... News Photo2012-2013 Northern Mali Conflict,Amputee,Applying,City,Conflict,Control,Entrance,Gao City,Gao Region,Horizontal,Islam,Jihad,Law,Mali,North,Punishment,Stoning,West AfricaPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPYoungsters are pictured past the entrance of Sharia Plaza on January 31, 2013 in the northern Malian city of Gao, where Islamists of the Movement for Oneness and Jihad in West Africa (MUJAO), who controlled the city, applied Islamic sharia law with public punishments, including stoning and amputation of limbs. Gao was retaken on January 26 by French and Malian troops in a major boost to the French-led offensive against the Al Qaeda-linked rebels, who have been holding Mali's vast desert north since last April. FP PHOTO / SIA KAMBOU (Photo credit should read SIA KAMBOU/AFP/Getty Images)