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In pictures: Timbuktu visit

Washing facilities are often basic in Timbuktu

Washing facilities are often basic in Timbuktu (Pictures courtesy of Sue Newlands)

Two men play table football by the roadside after the Hay-on-Wye group's vehicle had a puncture on the way to the airport

Two men play table football by the roadside after the Hay-on-Wye group's vehicle had a puncture on the way to the airport (Pictures courtesy of Sue Newlands)

Street markets are a regular feature of daily life in Timbuktu

Street markets are a regular feature of daily life in Timbuktu (Pictures courtesy of Sue Newlands)

Timbuktu is one of the poorest cities in Mali, which itself is one of the poorest countries in Africa.

Timbuktu is one of the poorest cities in Mali, which itself is one of the poorest countries in Africa (Pictures courtesy of Sue Newlands)

GPs and teachers from Hay-on-Wye stayed with families during their stay in Timbuktu

GPs and teachers from Hay-on-Wye stayed with families during their stay in Timbuktu (Pictures courtesy of Sue Newlands)

These women are washing their clothes in the River Niger close to the city of Timbuktu

These women are washing their clothes in the River Niger close to the city of Timbuktu (Pictures courtesy of Sue Newlands)

Hay-on-Wye GPs Dr Julie Grigg [L] and Dr Nansi Evans hope to eventually raise enough cash to build a new health centre in Timbuktu

Hay-on-Wye GPs Dr Julie Grigg [L] and Dr Nansi Evans hope to eventually raise enough cash to build a new health centre in Timbuktu (Pictures courtesy of Sue Newlands)

The visitors from Hay-on-Wye enjoyed watching traditional dancing during their visit to Timbuktu

The visitors from Hay-on-Wye enjoyed watching traditional dancing during their visit to Timbuktu (Pictures courtesy of Sue Newlands)

This child was with his mother as she washed the family's clothes in the River Niger

This child was with his mother as she washed the family's clothes in the River Niger (Pictures courtesy of Sue Newlands)





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