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Timbuktu: from city of myth to rebel stronghold

When turban-swathed Tuareg rebels swept into Timbuktu on Sunday to plant the flag of their northern Mali homeland, they found very few tourists in the bars, hotels, museums, mosques and libraries of the fabled and ancient Saharan trading town.

travel Updated: Apr 06, 2012 11:14 IST

First Published: Apr 05, 2012 15:22 IST