France's President Hollande visits the archives where documents were burnt in Timbuktu

 
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France's President Francois Hollande (5thR) flanked by Mali's interim president Dioncounda Traore (3dR), French Foreign Affairs minister Laurent Fabius (4thR) and UNESCO general director Irina Bokova (C) visit the archives where documents were burnt in Timbuktu during his one-day visit in Mali, February 2, 2013. Islamists had torched the building housing priceless ancient manuscripts as they fled the town. French President Hollande flew to Mali on Saturday to support French troops fighting Islamist rebels in the Sahel nation and he visited the famed ancient city of Timbuktu that was recaptured from al Qaeda-allied fighters six days ago. REUTERS/Fred Dufour/Pool