Photo Gallery: Chaos in the Sahel
05/11/2012
Large chunks of Africa's Sahel region are descending into chaos. In Mali,...
AP

Large chunks of Africa's Sahel region are descending into chaos. In Mali, violence between government loyalists and the military, which just staged a coup, continues, while the northern part of the country has come under the control of Islamists and the Tuareg. Here, Islamists near Timbuktu stand guard last month as they prepared to hand over a hostage from Switzerland.