French President Francois Hollande speaks at Independence Place in central Bamako, Mali on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013. Mr. Hollande was greeted by thousands of cheering supporters as he visited the embattled city of Timbuktu earlier Saturday, making a triumphant stop six days after French forces parachuted in to liberate the fabled city from the radical Islamists occupying it. (AP Photo/Thomas Martinez)

Photo by: Thomas Martinez

French President Francois Hollande speaks at Independence Place in central Bamako, Mali on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013. Mr. Hollande was greeted by thousands of cheering supporters as he visited the embattled city of Timbuktu earlier Saturday, making a triumphant stop six days after French forces parachuted in to liberate the fabled city from the radical Islamists occupying it. (AP Photo/Thomas Martinez)