An artisanal gold miner peers up from a small-scale mine where he is working in Kalana August 26, 2012. Nearly 10,000 annual tourists visited Djenne, a UNESCO World Heritage-listed town, in previous years. Since Mali’s coup d’etat in late March, after which Islamist rebels took control of the country’s northern two-thirds, less than 20 tourists have come to Djenne, according to the local tourism board.

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