Anti-government protesters demonstrate in front of the Saudi Embassy in Manama, Bahrain, on March 15. Frenzied clashes swept Bahrain a day after a Saudi-led military force entered the country to help defend the Sunni monarchy from a Shiite-led protest movement. Hasan Jamali/AP hide caption

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A Bahraini nurse (right) walks with anti-government protesters heading onto the streets of Manama to await a Saudi-led military force that crossed into Bahrain on Monday. Hasan Jamali/AP hide caption

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Bahraini Shiite protesters march during an anti-regime demonstration in the capital, Manama, last week. Shiites make up the majority in Bahrain, but many say they're treated like second-class citizens in the Sunni-ruled country. Adam Jan/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Sagal Siad reads the news on the government's Radio Mogadishu. Many of the reporters at the U.S.-funded radio station have been targeted for assassination by Islamic extremists. Frank Langfitt/NPR hide caption

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Maj. Anthony Lukwago Mbuusi of the Ugandan army listens to reports from the night's attacks on his firing positions in Mogadishu. Frank Langfitt /NPR hide caption

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A view of Mogadishu's strategic junction, known as Kilometer 4. While the city is very dangerous, bullets don't fly all the time. When things are calm, people are often out and about, shopping and chatting. Frank Langfitt/NPR hide caption

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A Somali girl in Mogadishu. The city was once a beautiful, seaside tourist town, but two decades of civil war has left it in ruins. Frank Langfitt /NPR hide caption

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