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Mogadishu Market District Deserted
A woman stands outside closed businesses at Bakara Market in central Mogadishu, Somalia. Bakara was up until just a few days ago a strategic stronghold of the Islamist group Al-Shabaab until their sudden withdrawal from the city overnight 5 August. Thousands of Burundian and Ugandan African Union troops, which support the Somali Transitional Federal Government (TFG), now control over 90 percent of the city since Shabaab's retreat.
UN Photo/Stuart Price
09 August 2011
Photo # 482147