Timbuktu officials who planned to give French military a gift of six cows as a gesture of thanks wait for the soldiers to arrive in Timbuktu, Mali, Saturday Feb. 2, 2013. The French off

 

              Timbuktu officials who planned to give French military a gift of six cows as a gesture of thanks wait for the soldiers to arrive in Timbuktu, Mali, Saturday Feb. 2, 2013. The French off
Timbuktu officials who planned to give French military a gift of six cows as a gesture of thanks wait for the soldiers to arrive in Timbuktu, Mali, Saturday Feb. 2, 2013. The French officers didn't come. French President Francois Hollande visited the fabled city for two hours, twenty days after the start of operation Serval. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)