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He Was Imprisoned And Losing His Mind. 'Anna Karenina' Saved Him

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A Somali soldier stands near a destroyed building in Mogadishu, Somalia, on March 1 after police blamed a nearly day-long siege of the Somali capital on al-Shabab extremists. Farah Abdi Warsameh/AP hide caption

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Xawo Abdi Hassan rehearses her song. Xawo did not win the competition but the show launched her career as a singer. Roopa Gogineni hide caption

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Invisibilia: They Risked Their Lives To Bring Music Back

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Invisibilia: Inspired By 'American Idol,' Somali TV Show Aimed To Change The World

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Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan shakes hands with local people in Port Sudan, Sudan, on Dec. 25, one of many locations in Africa the Turkish leader has visited recently. Kayhan Ozer/AP hide caption

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Turkey Is Quietly Building Its Presence In Africa

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Somali soldiers and rescue workers on Sunday inspect the scene of the truck bomb explosion in Mogadishu. Mohamed Abdiwahab/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A World Food Programme worker stands next to aid parcels that will be distributed to South Sudanese refugees at the airport in Sudan's North Kordofan state. Ashraf Shazly/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Why It's So Hard To Stop The World's Looming Famines

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A woman grieves for her daughter, who was shot by militants during an attack on a restaurant in Mogadishu, Somalia. Early Thursday, Somali security forces ended a nightlong siege by al-Shabab extremists at the popular Pizza House restaurant in the country's capital. Farah Abdi Warsameh/AP hide caption

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