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Paris' 'Little Bamako' Keeps Keen Eye On Fighting In Mali

Thu, January 24, 2013 8:00pm

Story by Eleanor Beardsley




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One Paris neighborhood is known as "Little Bamako," named after the capital of Mali. It's a place where Malian immigrants welcome and closely follow the French military campaign against Islamist extremists in their home country. Some express disappointment that President Obama did not send U.S. troops alongside the French soldiers. They reject the harsh Sharia law of the extremists, saying Mali is in fact a very tolerant nation.

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