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In PHOTOS: The streets of Mogadishu

Last updated on: June 14, 2011 09:55 IST

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Somalia's capital Mogadishu is plagued with the effects of civil warfare and violence, and much of the city has gone in shambles. Much of the infrastructure has been destroyed, and many of the residents have fled or live in refugee buildings

All over, residents and visitors are neither safe from random kidnappings and coastal pirates nor the high volume of terrorists.

Dozens of people are injured daily, and hospitals are overcrowded with the casualties. Many of those who choose to remain in Mogadishu have ended up in the city's sprawling refugee camps. Some of the refugee camps are former ministries buildings, universities, schools and other campuses.

Here's an inside view of what it's like inside Mogadishu, one of the world's most dangerous cities.

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Image: A car burns outside Hotel Madina during a protest in support of Prime Minister Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, in the streets of Somalia's capital Mogadishu
Photographs: Feisal Omar/Reuters
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A Somali demonstrator runs during a street protest in the capital Mogadishu

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A Ugandan peacekeeper from the African Union Mission to Somalia (AMISOM) takes a rest during fighting between Somalia government soldiers and Islamist insurgents near the main Bakara market in the capital Mogadishu


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Displaced Somali women jostle for food aid at a relief distribution centre in southern Mogadishu


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A displaced Somali girl carries dishes as she walks past her makeshift shelter in Jabuti refugee camp in south Mogadishu

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A boy runs across Howlwadag Street in Mogadishu during the third day of fighting between Somali government forces and Islamist rebels in Mogadishu


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A Somali boy plays with a toy gun after Friday prayers in southern Mogadishu


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Somali government soldiers fire on Hezbol Islam insurgents in the capital Mogadishu


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A view of the scene after a car bomb detonated along a street in Somalia's capital Mogadishu


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A Somali government soldier runs to position during fighting with hard-line Islamist fighters in northern Mogadishu

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Somali demonstrators participate in a street protest in support of their Prime Minister Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, in the streets of the capital Mogadishu


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Demonstrators flee as Somali government forces open fire during a protest in Mogadishu

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Islamist militants ride on minibus in south Mogadishu Wardiglay neighborhood of Somalia's capital Mogadishu


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Somali government soldiers take up position before firing on Hezbol Islam insurgents in the capital Mogadishu

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