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Residents move furniture through debris and building rubble after a building collapsed in Mogadishu's Shangani district

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Residents move furniture through debris and building rubble after a building collapsed in Mogadishu’s Shangani district today

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A Somali soldier stand near the wreckage of a car bomb outside the UN’s office in Mogadishu, Somalia

Displaced Somalis queue for aid in Beledweyne, north of Mogadishu on May 26, 2016. Hundreds of families have been forced out of their homes following flash floods in Beledweyne after torrential rains pounded the area in the last few days.The heavy rains led to the bursting of River Shabelle which caused massive floods in residential areas along the river.  / AFP PHOTO / MOHAMED ABDIWAHABMOHAMED ABDIWAHAB/AFP/Getty Images

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Displaced Somalis queue for aid in Beledweyne, north of Mogadishu. Hundreds of families have been forced out of their homes following flash floods in Beledweyne after torrential rains pounded the area

Members of the Somali military parade after attending a commando training exercise at the United Arab Emirates military training camp in Mogadishu...Members of the Somali military parade after attending a commando training exercise at the United Arab Emirates military training camp in the capital Mogadishu, Somalia January 20, 2016.

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Members of the Somali military parade after attending a commando training exercise at the United Arab Emirates military training camp in the capital Mogadishu, Somalia

The Wider Image: Catholicism in Africa...A woman walks past a section of Mogadishu Cathedral that was built by Italian authorities, in Mogadishu, Somalia, November 3, 2015. The church was attacked during the 1989 civil war that saw its last Bishop, Salvatore Colombo, killed by armed insurgents while giving mass in the cathedral. Pope Francis makes his first pontifical visit later this month to Africa, where Catholicism has grown rapidly over the last few decades but now faces serious competition from Evangelical and Pentecostal churches, as well as Islam. The pontiff's trip to Africa, where an estimated 1 in 5 people is Catholic, takes in Kenya, Uganda and Central African Republic. His visit to that country is fraught with security concerns after months of clashes between Christians and Muslim gangs in which dozens of people have been killed.    REUTERS/Feisal

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A woman walks past a section of Mogadishu Cathedral that was built by Italian authorities, in Mogadishu, Somalia. The church was attacked during the 1989 civil war that saw its last Bishop, Salvatore Colombo, killed by armed insurgents while giving mass in the cathedral. Pope Francis makes his first pontifical visit later this month to Africa, where Catholicism has grown rapidly over the last few decades but now faces serious competition from Evangelical and Pentecostal churches, as well as Islam. 

Somali refugees carry their belongings after their temporary shelters were destroyed by Somali soldiers on March 4, 2015 at the Sarkusta refugee camp in southern Mogadishu. Dozens of houses and shops were destroyed in the area after the Somali government ordered the demolition of makeshift homes.

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Somali refugees carry their belongings after their temporary shelters were destroyed by Somali soldiers on Wednesday at the Sarkusta refugee camp in southern Mogadishu, Somalia. The Somali government ordered the demolition of makeshift homes

Soldiers watch as people move oil barrels away from the site of an explosion at a petrol station and storage facility near the Bakara open-air market in Mogadishu...Soldiers watch as people move oil barrels away from the site of an explosion at a petrol station and storage facility near the Bakara open-air market in Somalia's capital Mogadishu, February 23, 2015.

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Soldiers watch as oil barrels are moved from the site of an explosion on Monday at a petrol station and storage facility near the Bakara open-air market in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu

Somali soldiers patrol in Wadajir district South of capital following heavy fighting as Somali government and African Union troops battled a powerful militia warlord in a bid to disarm him, on August 15, 2014 in Mogadishu. Somalia's government launched a disarmament campaign earlier this month, with troops backed by the AU mission in Somalia (AMISOM) today fighting to seize weapons from militia leader Ahmed Dai.

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Somali soldiers patrol in Wadajir district South of capital following heavy fighting as Somali government and African Union troops battled a powerful militia warlord in a bid to disarm him, on Friday in Mogadishu

A trader arranges charcoal inside sacks along a street near the main Baraka market in Mogadishu, June 10, 2014.

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A trader arranges charcoal inside sacks along a street near the main Baraka market in Mogadishu

A fisherman carries a swordfish on his head from the Indian Ocean waters to the market in Somalia's capital Mogadishu March 31, 2014.

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A fisherman carries a swordfish on his head from the Indian Ocean to the market in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu on Monday.

People escape from the direction of a huge fire-ball after an accidental explosion at a petrol storage facility within the former U.S. residential housing in Mogadishu...People escape from the direction of a huge fire-ball after an accidental explosion at a petrol storage facility within the former United States residential housing in capital Mogadishu September 3, 2013. REUTERS/Feisal Omar (SOMALIA - Tags: DISASTER ENERGY)

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People escape from a huge fireball after an accidental explosion at a petrol storage facility at former US residential housing in Mogadishu, the Somalia capital 

AMISOM firefighter attempts to extinguish a fire at the site of an airplane crash in Mogadishu

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A firefighter attempts to extinguish a fire at the site of an aircraft crash in Mogadishu, Somalia. An Ethiopian military aircraft carrying ammunition crash-landed at Mogadishu’s international airport on Friday, bursting into flames and killing at least one crew member.

A Somali boy walks with a toy gun along the Lido Beach near Mogadishu on August 8, 2013. Muslims worldwide are celebrating the holiday of Eid Al Fitr which marks the end of Ramadan.

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A Somali boy walks with a toy gun along the Lido beach near Mogadishu on Thursday

A Somali woman holds images of Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron and Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud in Mogadishu

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Hope: images of David Cameron, British prime minister, and Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, Somali president, are held side by side in Mogadishu, on Tuesday, as hundreds of Somalis marched through the capital to support a London conference attended by more than 50 countries and organisations, co-hosted by Mr Cameron and Mr Mohamud. The conference is a diplomatic meeting by leaders and organisation heads to co-ordinate efforts to help Somalia rebuild, following two decades of civil war

Somali policemen keeping an eye out for suspicious activity at a checkpoint in the country's capital Mogadishu on May 3, 2013. Security in Mogadishu has been tightened following an attack on the country's Supreme Court by al Shabaab on April 14 and multiple checkpoints have been set up  around the city by the Somali Police Force as a result.

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Somali policemen keep an eye out for suspicious activity at a checkpoint in the country’s capital Mogadishu. Security in Mogadishu has been tightened following an attack on the country’s Supreme Court by al Shabaab on April 14 and multiple checkpoints have been set up around the city by the Somali Police Force as a result.