Jan. 17, 2013
Oumar Diakite, the mayor of the embattled Malian town of Diabaly, poses for a portrait in Bamako. Diakite fled the town when Islamist rebels took it over on Monday. When the militants consolidated control of the town, they sought Diakite as government officials are often targeted by rebel forces. Since Diabaly fell on Monday, French and Malian forces have encircled the area and engaged the Islamist forces inside.
For The Washington Post