The Great Mosque of Djenne, Mali - This mosque composed of mud needs repair after monsoons hit the area every few months. Men climb onto the mosque's built-in scaffolding and ladders made of palm wood and smear the plaster over the face of the mosque.
A market outside The Great Mud Mosque of Djenné. Timbuktu Mali, one of the greatest cities of antiquity. This was a center of scholarship, and a trade hub with access to the Niger River, and across the Sahara to Morocco.