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Somali President Sheik Sharif Sheik Ahmed, second left, sits with Somali Prime Minister Omar Abdirashid Ali Sharmarke, right, during a press conference in Mogadishu's presidential palace, Somalia, on Tuesday, Sept. 21,2010. The prime minister resigned Tuesday to prevent what he called political turmoil amid an impasse with the country's president.(AP Photo/ Mohamed Sheikh Nor)
Photo by: Mohamed Sheikh Nor
Somali President Sheik Sharif Sheik Ahmed, second left, sits with Somali Prime Minister Omar Abdirashid Ali Sharmarke, right, during a press conference in Mogadishu's presidential palace, Somalia, on Tuesday, Sept. 21,2010. The prime minister resigned Tuesday to prevent what he called political turmoil amid an impasse with the country's president.(AP Photo/ Mohamed Sheikh Nor)

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