Mali Coup

In this Wednesday, April 11, 2012 photo, women wait for a distribution of food aid, pilfered from the local warehouses of international aid organizations, by the Ansar Dine Islamist group, in Timbuktu, Mali. Amid the political upheaval following a March 21 coup, separatist rebels in northern Mali declared an independent state that is larger than France. The power vacuum also has allowed an Islamic faction that wants to impose Shariah law in the area to flourish.(AP Photo)