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In this Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013, photo, a young vendor waits for clients alongside woven reed mats of the type purchased by fleeing Islamists, apparently to camouflage their vehicles, in Timbuktu, Mali. (AP Photo/Rukmini Callimachi)
Photo by: Rukmini Callimachi
In this Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013, photo, a young vendor waits for clients alongside woven reed mats of the type purchased by fleeing Islamists, apparently to camouflage their vehicles, in Timbuktu, Mali. (AP Photo/Rukmini Callimachi)

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