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Former Al-Shabaab Stronghold in Mogadishu now an Animal Market | by United Nations Photo
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Former Al-Shabaab Stronghold in Mogadishu now an Animal Market

A Somali man sits next to his herd of goats at Bakara Animal Market in Mogadishu, Somalia.

 

Once notorious for being both the site of Black Hawk Down, in which 18 American soldiers were killed in 1993, and later as an al-Shabaab stronghold, Bakara market is now slowly losing its past notoriety and becoming better known for its thriving economy. In the district's animal market, thousands of goats are now brought each morning, where they are sold on to later be slaughtered for their meat.

 

Photo ID 548129. 13/04/2013. Mogadishu, Somalia. UN Photo/Tobin Jones.

 

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Taken on April 13, 2013