Celebrations in Timbuktu as 'thank you' to France

Dancing, singing, flag-waving celebrations greeted France's President Hollande in Timbuktu.

It's a 'thank you' to France for their intervention.

President Hollande visits the Grand Mosque in Timbuktu. Credit: Reuters

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French president in Mali visit

There was a hero's welcome for France's President Hollande when he arrived in Timbuktu. He was visiting the desert city in Mali, after its recapture from Islamic extremists.