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Tobia on clan fighting's impact
A nurse says her early afternoon prayer in a corner at Voluntary Hospital in Mogadishu while a patient, who had his leg amputated because of a gunshot wound, waits for her return to duty. Somalia's official religion is Islam, and about 99 percent of Somalis are Sunni Muslims. Prayers are said four times a day, the first beginning at 5 a.m.

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