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Signs of Return to Life in Somali Capital

A view of the fishing harbour in Mogadishu, Somalia.

The day this photo was taken marked the first-year anniversary of the forced withdrawal from Mogadishu of the brutal extremist group, Al Shabaab. A push by troops of the Transitional Federal Government and the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) ended Shabaab’s stranglehold on the capital and its population. Over the past twelve months, residents of Mogadishu have enjoyed the longest period of relative peace in their city for twenty years. A semblance of normal daily life is returning to the now busy streets as businesses and neighbourhoods begin to rebuild.

Photo ID 522590. 06/08/2012. Mogadishu, Somalia. UN Photo/Stuart Price. www.unmultimedia.org/photo/

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Taken on August 6, 2012