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March 26: The scene at Timbuktu's Koranic library, where Islamist extremists burned 4,202 rare copies of the Koran, some dating back to the 12th through 16th centuries. Before the Islamists could carry out the book burning, concerned Malians smuggled 24,000 Korans to the capital, Bamako, and hid another 10,000 Korans elsewhere in Timbuktu. (Photo by John Price)
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March 26: The scene at Timbuktu's Koranic library, where Islamist extremists burned 4,202 rare copies of the Koran, some dating back to the 12th through 16th centuries. Before the Islamists could carry out the book burning, concerned Malians smuggled 24,000 Korans to the capital, Bamako, and hid another 10,000 Korans elsewhere in Timbuktu. (Photo by John Price)

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