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Malian children attend a class in a school of Timbuktu on February 1... News Photo2012-2013 Northern Mali Conflict,Africa,Attending,Bench,Ceremony,Child,Civilian,Classroom,Conflict,Domestic Life,Domination,Education,Elementary School,Horizontal,Illustration,Illustration Technique,Islam,Mali,Month,Reopening Ceremony,School Building,Sitting,Student,Table,Timbuktu - MaliPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPMalian children attend a class in a school of Timbuktu on February 1, 2013, which re-opens today after 10 months of islamists ruling in northern Mali. French-led troops worked today to secure the last Islamist stronghold in the north after a lightning offensive against the extremists. The fabled desert city of Timbuktu, an ancient centre of Islamic learning, has been recaptured on January 28 by French-led forces in their offensive against Islamist rebels who have been occupying Mali's north since last April. AFP PHOTO / FRED DUFOUR (Photo credit should read FRED DUFOUR/AFP/Getty Images)