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Somali police men carry an injured Somali soldier in Mogadishu on Aug.1, 2012. The soldier was injured during an attempt by two suicide bombers to blow up the constituent assembly venue, police said. The bombers were shot dead by security forces. (Associated Press)
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Somali police men carry an injured Somali soldier in Mogadishu on Aug.1, 2012. The soldier was injured during an attempt by two suicide bombers to blow up the constituent assembly venue, police said. The bombers were shot dead by security forces. (Associated Press)

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