March 2, 2011

Teenager, Timbuktu

Photograph by Brent Stirton, National Geographic

This Month in Photo of the Day: National Geographic Magazine Features

High heels and high hopes have become vogue among teenage girls at Timbuktu's lone high school. A rise in female pupils, aided by scholarships, marks a national effort to cut Mali's 74 percent illiteracy rate.

 

See more photographs from the January 2011 feature story "The Telltale Scribes of Timbuktu."

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