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A collage of pirates from the attack on the MV Faina
A collage of pirates from the attack on the MV Faina

Source: Public Domain

An armed suspected pirate looks over the edge of a skiff, in international waters off the coast of Somalia. The vessel opened fire on the U.S. Navy after this picture was taken- November 2008
An armed suspected pirate looks over the edge of a skiff, in international waters off the coast of Somalia. The vessel opened fire on the U.S. Navy after this picture was taken- November 2008

Source: Public Domain-United States Navy

Bosaso City in the Puntland region of Somalia, 2004. Now Somalia's largest city
Bosaso City in the Puntland region of Somalia, 2004. Now Somalia's largest city

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Coat of Arms of Somalia
Coat of Arms of Somalia

Source: Public Domain

Dr. Abdirahman Mohamed Farole, President of the Puntland region of Somalia since January 2009
Dr. Abdirahman Mohamed Farole, President of the Puntland region of Somalia since January 2009

Source: Open Source-from the U.S. Government

Explorer Richard Burton
Explorer Richard Burton

Source: Open Source-copyright expired

Flag of Somalia
Flag of Somalia
Flag/Logo of the EU operations against the pirates
Flag/Logo of the EU operations against the pirates
Mohamed Siyad Barre, President of Somalia from October 1969 to January 1991
Mohamed Siyad Barre, President of Somalia from October 1969 to January 1991

Source: Public Domain

Pirates holding the crew of the Chinese fishing vessel FV Tianyu 8 on Monday, Nov. 17, 2008 as the ship passed through the Indian Ocean
Pirates holding the crew of the Chinese fishing vessel FV Tianyu 8 on Monday, Nov. 17, 2008 as the ship passed through the Indian Ocean

Source: Public Domain-United States Navy

Statue of Ahmed Gurey (Ahmad ibn Ibrihim al-Ghazi), who invaded parts of Ethopia in the 16th Century
Statue of Ahmed Gurey (Ahmad ibn Ibrihim al-Ghazi), who invaded parts of Ethopia in the 16th Century

Source: Public Domain

The Liberian-flagged oil tanker MV Sirius Star off the coast of Somalia, November 2008. The Sirius Star was forced by pirates to anchor near Harardhere, Somalia
The Liberian-flagged oil tanker MV Sirius Star off the coast of Somalia, November 2008. The Sirius Star was forced by pirates to anchor near Harardhere, Somalia

Source: Public Domain-United States Navy

The multinational Combined Task Force One Five Zero (CTF-150), established to stop piracy and terrorism
The multinational Combined Task Force One Five Zero (CTF-150), established to stop piracy and terrorism

Source: Public Domain-United States Navy

The remnants of a rocket propelled grenade (RPG) shown after striking the cruise liner Seabourn Spirit during a Nov. 5, 2008 attack by pirates near the coast of Somalia
The remnants of a rocket propelled grenade (RPG) shown after striking the cruise liner Seabourn Spirit during a Nov. 5, 2008 attack by pirates near the coast of Somalia

Source: Public Domain-United States Navy

The ruins of Castle Taleh, the stronghold of Sayyid Mohamed Abdille Hassan, in Northern Somalia
The ruins of Castle Taleh, the stronghold of Sayyid Mohamed Abdille Hassan, in Northern Somalia

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