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Somalia 1992

Somalia 1992

American soldiers and journalists walked openly and casually down the streets of Mogadishu and outlying towns like this one in 1992 before al Qaeda-linked gangs such as Aideed's unleashed their campaign to halt aid. I shot from the back of a moving pick-up and had only a 50mm lens on my ancient fully manual Nikon.

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Photo taken @ Baydhabo on 1 June 2009 (© Monica's Dad / Flickr)

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