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Belet Weyne Belet Weyne, Somalia’s fifth largest city, is located 315 km from the country’s capital Mogadishu. The city was first liberated from the extremist group al Shabaab in September 2011 by Ethiopian troops, but was taken over by the Djiboutian contingent of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) in September 2012. Today life in Belet Weyne has largely returned to normal, and the city bustles as residents go about their daily business.

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ABOVE: The sun slowly sets over the Somali city of Belet Weyne. RIGHT, TOP to BOTTOM: A girl stands on a road near an IDP camp as the sun slowly sets over the city. A woman sits outside of her home in an IDP camp on the outskirts of Belet Weyne. Men sell goats at one of Somalia’s largest animal markets on the outskirts of Belet Weyne.

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RIGHT: Somali National Army (SNA) soldiers stand to attention at a training camp run by the Somali army. BELOW: A young woman stands in a doorway in Belet Weyne’s hospital. BOTTOM, LEFT to RIGHT: A hairdresser cuts a client’s hair at a shop in downtown Belet Weyne. A Djiboutian soldier stands guard in an IDP camp on the outskirts of Belet Weyne. A soldier from the Somali National Army lies on a bed at an SNA infirmary in Belet Weyne.

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Focus On Somalia: Belet Weyne  

Belet Weyne, Somalia’s fifth largest city, is located 315 km from the country’s capital Mogadishu. The city was first liberated from the ext...

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