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Michael Scott Moore was captured by pirates after traveling to Somalia to write a book about the history of piracy in the Horn of Africa. Chris Pizzello/AP hide caption

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Journalist Held Captive By Pirates Says Focus And Forgiveness Were Crucial

After being kidnapped in Somalia, Michael Scott Moore considered suicide. Then he experienced an "incredible mental transformation" that enabled him to forgive the people who were causing him pain.

Michael Scott Moore was captured by pirates after traveling to Somalia to write a book about the history of piracy in the Horn of Africa. Chris Pizzello/AP hide caption

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Journalist Held Captive By Pirates Says Focus And Forgiveness Were Crucial

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