World on Fire: 2012's Uprising and Revolutions

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  • Syria
  • Colombia
  • Thailand
  • Somalia
  • Hong Kong
  • Palestine
  • Egypt
  • Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Israel Gaza
  • Brazil police gangs


Somalia has seen gains and losses in its fight to contain Islamist group al-Shabab this year. The group seeks to control the country and install sharia law. In February, al-Shabab formally aligned itself with al-Qaeda and continues to launch attacks against the Somalian and Kenyan armies. 

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