Saturday, February 02, 2013

Photo Essay: The Week In Pictures

A French armored personal carrier drives past thousands who gathered to greet French President Francois Hollande on his visit to Timbuktu, Mali, Saturday February 2, 2013. Image: Harouna Traore/Associated Press


French President Francois Hollande visits Timbuktu, Mali, Saturday February 2, 2013, making a triumphant stop six days after French forces parachuted into Timbuktu to liberate the fabled city from the radical Islamists occupying it. Image: Harouna Traore/Associated Press.


French President Francois Hollande, center left, walks with Malian President Dioncounda Traore, center right, as they arrive in Bamako, Mali, after visiting Timbuktu, Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013. The French president was greeted by thousands ofcheering supporters as he visited the embattled city of Timbuktu, making a triumphant stop six days after French forces parachuted in to liberate the fabled city from the radical Islamists occupying it. Image: Thomas Martinez/Associated Press


Nigeria Plane Graveyard: Workers dismantle an abandoned airplane at Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos, Nigeria, Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013. Nigerian aviation officials have begun trying to dismantle and remove the hulks of abandoned aircrafts from airports around this nation with a history of aviation disasters. Officials say there are least 65 abandoned planes at the country's airports, with at least 13 at Lagos' international airport. Image: Sunday Alamba/Associated Press


A man walks toward a row of abandoned airplanes at Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos, Nigeria, Thursday, January 31, 2013. Nigerian aviation officials have begun trying to dismantle and remove the hulks of abandoned aircrafts from airports around this nation with a history of aviation disasters. Image: Sunday Alamba/Associated Press



Fighting in Mali: A local man, Abdoulaye Cisse holds a book for photographers at the Hamed Baba book depository centre in Timbuktu, Mali, Friday Feb. 1, 2013, where Jihadists claimed they burned most of the holy books. Image: Harouna Traore/Associated Press



Fleeing Malian citizens from Mopti met with International Aid. The CARE charity distributes much needed food supplies in Mopti, such as flour and water. Mopti is one of 5 regions in Mali that is worst affected by the poverty and ongoing conflict. -- Ongoing war efforts currently taking place between French military and Islamist militants have sent fleeing citizens from Mopti. Some were met with aid, given over from international charities such as CARE USA.



Malian soldiers patrol the streets of Timbuktu, Mali, Friday February 1, 2013. Image: Jerome Delay/AP



New York City's Grand Central Terminal celebrates its 100th anniversary. An exterior night shot of Grand Central Terminal in Manhattan, New York, January 29, 2013. Image: Tim Clayton.



President Barack Obama delivers remarks on immigration policy at Del Sol High School in Las Vegas, Nevada on January 29, 2013. Image: Retna Ltd.



2013 Africa Cup of Nations: Morocco vs. South Africa. South Africa's Joy Gordon Igesund, during the 2013 Orange Africa Cup of Nations match at the Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban, South Africa on January 28, 2013. Image: Christian Liewig.



South Africa's fans during the Morocco-South Africa match on January 28, 2013 at the Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban, South Africa. Image: Christian Liewig.



The Moses Mabhida Stadium, Durban, South Africa, during the 2013 Orange African Cup of Nations match between Morocco and South Africa on January 28, 2013. Image Christian Liewig.




Malians pass a convoy of French forces arriving in Sevare on Friday February 1, 2013. Image: AFP

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