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A young boy rides a bike in a dusty field in Hudur. What would be a humdrum scene elsewhere feels like a revolution in the central Somali town of Hudur, which has just emerged from three years of control by Islamist rebels. Football was forbidden, along with music. (June 12, 2012)(Credit: Getty Images)

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Somalia emerges from war

Mogadishu, the seaside Somali capital, is enjoying a peace that, except for the infrequent attack, has lasted the better part of a year and Somalis who fled decades of war are coming back, as are UN workers who long operated out of Nairobi, the capital of neighboring Kenya.