French-led troops free Malis Timbuktu

Hundreds of Malians looted Arab-owned shops on January 29 in Timbuktu as global donors pledged over US$455m
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A looter makes off with a chandelier in the streets of Timbuktu on January 29, 2013. Hundreds of Malians looted stores in Timbuktu on Tuesday, saying the shops belonged to 'Arabs' and 'terrorists' linked to the radical Islamists who occupied the desert town for 10 months. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Looters make off with a kitchen sink in the streets of Timbuktu on January 29, 2013. Hundreds of Malians looted stores in Timbuktu on Tuesday, saying the shops belonged to 'Arabs' and 'terrorists' linked to the radical Islamists who occupied the desert town for 10 months. (AFP/Getty Images)
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A Malian soldier trys to disperse looters in the streets of Timbuktu on January 29, 2013. Hundreds of Malians looted stores in Timbuktu on Tuesday, saying the shops belonged to 'Arabs' and 'terrorists' linked to the radical Islamists who occupied the desert town for 10 months. (AFP/Getty Images)
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A Malian tries to break the lock off a store front as looters and residents stand by in the streets of Timbuktu on January 29, 2013. Hundreds of Malians looted stores in Timbuktu on Tuesday, saying the shops belonged to 'Arabs' and 'terrorists' linked to the radical Islamists who occupied the desert town for 10 months. (AFP/Getty Images)
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People loot a store of Timbuktu on January 29, 2013. Hundreds of Malians looted stores in Timbuktu today, saying the shops belonged to 'Arabs' and 'terrorists' linked to the radical Islamists who occupied the desert town for 10 months. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Malian soldiers try to disperse the crowd on January 29, 2013 in Timbuktu as residents plunder stores they say belong to Arabs, Mauritanians and Algerians who they accuse of supporting the Al Qaeda-linked Islamists during their 10-month rule over the ancient centre of Islamic learning. French-led troops freed the northern desert city on January 28 from Islamist control. Hundreds of Malians looted Arab-owned shops on January 29 in Timbuktu as global donors pledged over 455 million US dollars (340 million euro) at a donor conference in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa for military operations in Mali and humanitarian aid to rout the radicals from the north. (AFP/Getty Images)