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Perhaps inevitably, the women of Timbuktu were singled out for special persecution.Women in Timbuktu Were Singled Out During al Qaeda Occupation|The Telegraph|February 4, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Lankester said that many of his Tuareg employees have left Timbuktu, Gao, and the surrounding cities.
Plus, Blake Gopnik on whether destroying Timbuktu's heritage is un-Islamic.
Sonni Ali was a soldier and began his career with the conquest of Timbuktu in 1469.The Negro|W.E.B. Du Bois
Timbuktu's day lasted but two or three hundred years at most.Black Man's Burden|Dallas McCord Reynolds
Yet in the eighteenth century the Niger and Timbuktu were still a mystery.
The remarkable features of Timbuktu are, then, its situation and its trade.From Pole to Pole|Sven Anders Hedin
It is curious to note what a burst of interest was aroused in England at this time with regard to Timbuktu.
city on the southern edge of the Sahara desert, older spelling Timbuctoo, used allusively in English for "most distant place imaginable" from at least 1863.
A remote town in western Africa. Figuratively, it is a faraway and unknown place.