**FILE** Neighborhood resident Mohamed Alassane ducks under a wire Feb. 6, 2013, to enter the Ministry of Finance's Regional Audit Department in Timbuktu, Mali, a site used by al Qaeda-linked Islamists for more than a year. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** Neighborhood resident Mohamed Alassane ducks under a wire Feb. 6, 2013, to enter the Ministry of Finance's Regional Audit Department in Timbuktu, Mali, a site used by al Qaeda-linked Islamists for more than a year. (Associated Press)