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Somali National Theatre Reopens After 20 Years

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Hundreds of people gathered at the Somali National Theatre for the first concert since it was shut down 20 years ago. (Photo courtesy Somali Government)
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Hundreds of people gathered at the Somali National Theatre for the first concert since it was shut down 20 years ago. (Photo courtesy Somali Government)

The theatre still has no roofl it was destroyed during years of civil war in Somalia. (Photo courtesy Somali Government)
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The theatre still has no roofl it was destroyed during years of civil war in Somalia. (Photo courtesy Somali Government)

Somali children sit in front the war-devastated national theatre of Somalia in the capital Mogadishu. August 8, 2006. (Reuters)
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Somali children sit in front the war-devastated national theatre of Somalia in the capital Mogadishu. August 8, 2006. (Reuters)

Many of Somalia's young people have never heard a concert or had access to a functioning theatre. (Photo courtesy Somali Government)
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Many of Somalia's young people have never heard a concert or had access to a functioning theatre. (Photo courtesy Somali Government)

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