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.
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.
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Annie Johnson and her daughters Fatuma Abdullahi, 14, and Maryan Osman, 15. Fatuma and Maryan were refugees from Somalia's civil war, but found a family and new life with the Johnsons.