In this Tuesday, May 1, 2012 photo, a young women wears a headscarf in accordance with the directives of Islamist group Ansar Dine, which is seeking to impose Shariah law on Mali's Tuareg-occupied north, as she walks along an alley in Timbuktu, Mali. While government soldiers were fighting each other this week for control of the capital Bamako, Islamist fighters were asserting control over the Texas-sized northern half of the country, setting up a possible showdown with Tuareg nationalist rebels, who are secular and who seized northern Mali in March alongside the Islamists. (AP Photo)