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    **FILE** U.S. envoy Chris Stevens (center), accompanied by British envoy Christopher Prentice (left), speaks April 11, 2011, to Council member for Misrata Dr. Suleiman Fortia (right) at the Tibesty Hotel where an African Union delegation was meeting with opposition leaders in Benghazi, Libya. (Associated Press)


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    **FILE** U.S. envoy Chris Stevens (center), accompanied by British envoy Christopher Prentice (left), speaks April 11, 2011, to Council member for Misrata Dr. Suleiman Fortia (right) at the Tibesty Hotel where an African Union delegation was meeting with opposition leaders in Benghazi, Libya. (Associated Press)


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    The helmet of Kenyan soldier Nicholas Munyanya reads in Kiswahili "Tea in Kismayo," no doubt hoping for respite in the strategic Somali port city that African Union troops hope to wrest from the control of al-Shabab terrorists by late August. (Associated Press)


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    The helmet of Kenyan soldier Nicholas Munyanya reads in Kiswahili "Tea in Kismayo," no doubt hoping for respite in the strategic Somali port city that African Union troops hope to wrest from the control of al-Shabab terrorists by late August. (Associated Press)


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    In the year since African Union and Somali troops pushed Islamist militants out of the capital of Mogadishu, Somali children are free to ride their bicycles in the streets of the seaside capital, and people can enjoy the beaches, go out to dinner and dance at weddings. "The city is returning to normal now," said banker Liban Abdi Igal, who was recently living in Maryland. "I have returned here with optimism after seeing progress and revival." (Associated Press)


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    On adjoining screens, Maj. Gen. Fred Mugisha (right), the commander of African Union forces in Somalia, speaks on a video teleconference from Mogadishu with Col. Cyrus Oguna of the Kenyan military in Nairobi. (Associated Press)


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    A displaced Somali woman walks past an armored vehicle of an African Union peacekeeping force that was transporting journalists in Mogadishu, Somalia, on Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)


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    Civilians flee from a part of Mogadishu where al-Shabab is digging trenches and African Union forces are moving in. (Associated Press)


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    Libyan leader Col. Moammar Gadhafi greets supporters in Tripoli on Sunday as envoys from the African Union, including South African President Jacob Zuma, arrived for two days of talks with Col. Gadhafi and rebel leaders. The African Union repeated its call for a cease-fire. (Associated Press)


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