Africa Quiet Mali town, despite fighting nearby, gathers to honor its renowned mosque

Jihadis tore up nearby Timbuktu but left locals here alone to re-mud their place of worship – the world's largest mud mosque, recognized by UNESCO. 

By , Correspondent

Thomas Martinez

Early in the morning, just before the muezzin calls to early Muslim prayer, Bakary Touré steps out the door of his low mud-brick home. He walks the hundred yards across Djenné’s main square to the city’s great mosque, where the whole town is waiting.