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Crimes / Politics / Religion / Society18.10.2012

A Violent Prone, Poor People Zone

Mogadishu, Somalia's capital when Somalia was still a nation, is the poster city for what WikiTravel.org calls "the most lawless and dangerous city on Earth... Even with guards, the likelihood of being injured, kidnapped, and/or killed is still very high, including potentially by said hirable guards... Traffic drives on the right." As far as I could tell, traffic went every which way—and yes, I grant you that Mogadishu's walls are bullet-pocked in three sizes: thumb size for AK-47s, fist size for .20 caliber, and both fists for .50 caliber.