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Sea Piracy on the Rise off Somalia's Coast

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Sea Piracy on the Rise off Somalia's Coast

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Sea Piracy on the Rise off Somalia's Coast

Sea Piracy on the Rise off Somalia's Coast

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Pirates off the coast of Somalia, and in other places around the world, cost the shipping industry billions of dollars each year.

Renee Montagne talks with Andrew Lehr about how these groups function. Lehr is an expert on sea piracy and terrorism who lectures at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland.

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