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This photo taken on February 9, 2005, shows the Great Mosque of Djenne in the Niger Delta region in central Mali. The first mosque in the complex was built in the 13th century, while the current mosque dates back to 1907 and is the largest earthen mud building in the world. The Great Mosque was designated as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1988. The UN Security Council on July 4, 2012, threatened sanctions against the Islamist fighters who have destroyed Muslim shrines in northern Mali, and supported, without giving a UN mandate, a proposed African military intervention force by the ECOWAS West-African countries, diplomats said. Meanwhile Mali's national assembly on July 4, 2012, called for army intervention in the north where Islamists have enforced strict sharia law, destroyed ancient shrines and trapped residents with landmines. AFP PHOTO / FRANCOIS XAVIER MARIT (Photo credit should read FRANCOIS XAVIER MARIT/AFP via Getty Images)
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February 09, 2005
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