Jerry Rawlings (4th L), former Ghanaian President and African ...
Jul 20th, 2011
(Reuters) - Jerry Rawlings (4th L), former Ghanaian President and African Union High Representative for Somalia, listens to a man in a camp established by the Somali Transitional Federal Government (TFG) for the internally displaced people in Mogadishu July 20, 2011. The United Nations said on Wednesday two regions of southern Somalia had been hit by the worst famine in the area for 20 years and that 3.7 million people in the anarchic Horn of Africa nation risked starvation. REUTERS/African Union-United Nations Information Support Team/Stuart Price/Handout (SOMALIA - Tags: POLITICS SOCIETY ENVIRONMENT) FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. IT IS DISTRIBUTED, EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS -
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