A Malian man smokes a cigarette in front of a shop with Malian and French flags hung outside in Timbuktu

 
A Malian man smokes a cigarette in front of a shop with Malian and French flags hung outside in Timbuktu
A Malian man smokes a cigarette in front of a shop with Malian and French flags hung outside in Timbuktu January 31, 2013. Mali's president offered Tuareg rebels talks on Thursday in a bid for national reconciliation after a French-led offensive drove their Islamist former allies into mountain hideaways. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier