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Abdoulaye Cisse, interim director at the Ahmed Baba Institute, with an ancient manuscript that was among those saved from an attack by Islamists, in Timbuktu, Mali, Feb. 3, 2013. During their hasty departure from Timbuktu last weekend, Islamist fighters set fire to dozens of ancient manuscripts at the Ahmed Baba Institute, the city's biggest and most important library. Tyler Hicks/The New York Times, Redux
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