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** FILE ** Hard-line Islamist al-Shabab fighters conduct a military exercise in the northern Suqaholaha neighborhood of the Somali capital, Mogadishu. Al-Shabab, which is linked to al Qaeda, is reported to have started ordering parents in the country's south to give a boy from every household to the militants to boost the militia's ranks. Childless families are being forced to pay the militants $50 a month. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh, File)

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