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A Visit to Gao, Northern Mali's Largest City

VOA reporter Idriss Fall is one of the first journalists to reach Gao, northern Mali's largest city, since Islamists seized control of the region several months ago and began enforcing a strict form of Sharia law - banning alcohol and smoking and insisting that women wear veils, among other measures.
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Refugees fleeing Gao. (Idriss Fall/VOA)
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Refugees fleeing Gao. (Idriss Fall/VOA)

Amadou Cisse, of the Liberation Front in Northern Mali. (Idriss Fall/VOA)
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Amadou Cisse, of the Liberation Front in Northern Mali. (Idriss Fall/VOA)

Two Gao women residents on a motorcycle. (Idriss Fall/VOA)
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Two Gao women residents on a motorcycle. (Idriss Fall/VOA)

A school for the blind in Gao. (Idriss Fall/VOA)
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A school for the blind in Gao. (Idriss Fall/VOA)

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