French Soldiers Regain Control in Malian Cities

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A man recovers burnt ancient manuscripts at the Ahmed Baba Centre for... Fotografia de notíciasAdulto,Agachar-se,Arcaico,Bombeiro,Conflito,Conflito no norte do Mali de 2012-2013,Destruição,Guerra,História,Homens,Investigação,Islamismo,Livro antigo,Mali,Manuscrito,Queimado,Recuperação,Timbuktu - mali,Vandalismo,VerticalPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPA man recovers burnt ancient manuscripts at the Ahmed Baba Centre for Documentation and Research in Timbuktu on January 29, 2013. French-led forces seized yesterday Mali's fabled desert city of Timbuktu in a lightning advance north as fleeing Islamists torched a building housing priceless ancient manuscripts. Mayor Ousmane confirmed the fire at the Ahmed Baba Centre for Documentation and Research which housed between 60,000 and 100,000 manuscripts, according to Mali's culture ministry. AFP PHOTO / ERIC FEFERBERG (Photo credit should read ERIC FEFERBERG/AFP/Getty Images)