A Malian soldier with a French flag insignia watches soldiers... NachrichtenfotoEintreten,Emblem,Flagge,Französische Kultur,Geschichtlich,Horizontal,Islam,Konflikt,Konflikt in Mali 2012-2013,Mali,Monat,Scharia,Stadt,Timbuktu - Mali,TrooperPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPA Malian soldier with a French flag insignia watches soldiers entering a house which was held by Islamists after Malian and French soldiers entered the historic city of Timbuktu, occupied for 10 months by Islamists who imposed a harsh form of sharia, on January 28, 2013. Residents of the ancient city on the edge of the Sahara desert erupted in joy as the French-led troops entered the town, jubilantly waving French and Malian flags after months of suffering under the Islamists' brutal rule. AFP PHOTO / ERIC FEFERBERG (Photo credit should read ERIC FEFERBERG/AFP/Getty Images)