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Destroyed Timbuktu Mausoleums Rise Again

Timbuktu’s historic mausoleums, destroyed during the Islamist occupation of the city in northern Mali, have risen from the ruins. Local builders pressed ahead with efforts to rebuild the structures even as the U.N. struggles to raise money for the campaign. Alasane Hassey, the head mason of Timbuktu, gently unwraps a piece of his turban.   “This is a half a meter. Unfolded, it’s one meter," he said. "Before the French arrived and we switched to the metric system, builders...

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