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Somalia picks cabinet, balances old guard with newcomers

Newly appointed members of Somalia's cabinet stand during the ceremony held at the presidential palace in capital Mogadishu November 4, 2012. REUTERS/Omar Faruk

Newly appointed members of Somalia's cabinet stand during the ceremony held at the presidential palace in capital Mogadishu November 4, 2012. REUTERS/Omar Faruk

Newly appointed members of Somalia's cabinet stand during the ceremony held at the presidential palace in capital Mogadishu November 4, 2012. REUTERS/Omar Faruk
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President of Somalia Hassan Sheikh Mohamud (L) and Prime Minister Abdi Farah Shirdon Saaid confer during the appointment of Somalia's cabinet at the presidential palace in Mogadishu November 4, 2012. REUTERS/Omar Faruk

President of Somalia Hassan Sheikh Mohamud (L) and Prime Minister Abdi Farah Shirdon Saaid confer during the appointment of Somalia's cabinet at the presidential palace in Mogadishu November 4, 2012. REUTERS/Omar Faruk

President of Somalia Hassan Sheikh Mohamud (L) and Prime Minister Abdi Farah Shirdon Saaid confer during the appointment of Somalia's cabinet at the presidential palace in Mogadishu November 4, 2012. REUTERS/Omar Faruk
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The newly appointed Somali foreign minister Fowziya Yusuf speaks during the appointment of Somalia's cabinet at the presidential palace in Mogadishu November 4, 2012. REUTERS/Omar Faruk

The newly appointed Somali foreign minister Fowziya Yusuf speaks during the appointment of Somalia's cabinet at the presidential palace in Mogadishu November 4, 2012. REUTERS/Omar Faruk

The newly appointed Somali foreign minister Fowziya Yusuf speaks during the appointment of Somalia's cabinet at the presidential palace in Mogadishu November 4, 2012. REUTERS/Omar Faruk
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