Timbuktu, Mali -- This mosque is the largest mud building in the world.  Every year, after the rainy season and as part of a celebration, residents get together to reapply mud to the outside.  Because it is the nature of the material to wash away in the rain, there is constant upkeep.

Timbuktu, Mali -- This mosque is the largest mud building in the world. Every year, after the rainy season and as part of a celebration, residents get together to reapply mud to the outside. Because it is the nature of the material to wash away in the rain, there is constant upkeep.

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Sankoré Madrasah, The University of Sankoré, or Sankore Masjid is one of three ancient centers of learning located in Timbuktu, Mali, West Africa.

Sankoré Madrasah, The University of Sankoré, or Sankore Masjid is one of three ancient centers of learning located in Timbuktu, Mali, West Africa.

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Timbuktu, Mali. Most Westerners may prefer to wait for a while on this location, personal safety is not good there currently.

Timbuktu, Mali. Most Westerners may prefer to wait for a while on this location, personal safety is not good there currently.

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Most of Mali's population farmed poor soils with primitive technology tackled many problems and supported themselves and imperial states.

Most of Mali's population farmed poor soils with primitive technology tackled many problems and supported themselves and imperial states.

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#positiveaboutafrica Traditional bread only found in Timbuktu – best pita-style bread I've ever had.

#positiveaboutafrica Traditional bread only found in Timbuktu – best pita-style bread I've ever had.

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