As France carries out strikes against Islamist forces in Mali, BBC News looks at the history of the vast West African country.
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The woman who posed as Rosie the Riveter
The ex-soap star who became an award-winning playwright
The place where people will queue to get their feet wet
The Nepalese village wiped out by the earthquake
A remarkable story of survival at sea