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In pictures: Mogadishu rebuilds
Somalia's capital looks to the future after decades of war and failed governance.
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Mogadishu, Somalia - Labourers have replaced armed fighters across much of this city, as a nervous calm spreads in the wake of the departure of the notorious al-Shabaab.

Workers here struggle with bags of cement and plaster as they repair damaged buildings and embark on new construction projects.

After decades of war, the capital is shattered, and there is plenty of work to do.


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Workers bear the responsibility of helping Mogadishu return to a semblance of "normal life", following decades of violence across Somalia.


Ahmed Mahmoud/Al Jazeera
Construction in Somalia's capital has restarted in the wake of al-Shabaab's exit.


Ahmed Mahmoud/Al Jazeera
Workers have replaced gunmen in Mogadishu's high-rises.


Ahmed Mahmoud/Al Jazeera
Th expansion in building has driven employment opportunities in the war-torn city of around 1.3 million people.


Ahmed Mahmoud/Al Jazeera
The rebuilding of the construction industry has positive knock-on effects for other trades, including the production and transport of raw materials.


Ahmed Mahmoud/Al Jazeera
Ancient buildings are being patched up, while new buildings are also breaking ground.


Ahmed Mahmoud/Al Jazeera
Schools, hospitals, hotels and homes are being built during the relative calm, which residents hope will last indefinitely.


Ahmed Mahmoud/Al Jazeera
The sounds of construction can be heard day and night across the city.


For more on this story, read Glen Johnson's Mogadishu rebuilds despite uncertain peace.


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