In this Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012 photo, school children listen to a teacher during class in Douentza, Mali. Radical Islamists who control northern Mali are reopening some schools, thoug

 

              In this Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012 photo, school children listen to a teacher during class in Douentza, Mali. Radical Islamists who control northern Mali are reopening some schools, thoug
In this Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012 photo, school children listen to a teacher during class in Douentza, Mali. Radical Islamists who control northern Mali are reopening some schools, though girls now must wear veils and are being seated separately in the back or coming at a different time altogether. The separation of boys and girls in the classroom is the latest example of how the Islamists are implementing their strict interpretation of Islam in the vast north where al-Qaida-linked militants roam.(AP Photo/Baba Ahmed)