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A Kenyan soldier holds his rifle near the Westgate shopping centre in Nairobi September 23, 2013. REUTERS/Karel Prinsloo

A Kenyan soldier holds his rifle near the Westgate shopping centre in Nairobi September 23, 2013. REUTERS/Karel Prinsloo

A Kenyan soldier holds his rifle near the Westgate shopping centre in Nairobi September 23, 2013. REUTERS/Karel Prinsloo
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A sign pointing to the direction of Westgate shopping centre is pictured as smoke rises in the vicinity in Nairobi September 23, 2013. REUTERS/Karel Prinsloo

A sign pointing to the direction of Westgate shopping centre is pictured as smoke rises in the vicinity in Nairobi September 23, 2013. REUTERS/Karel Prinsloo

A sign pointing to the direction of Westgate shopping centre is pictured as smoke rises in the vicinity in Nairobi September 23, 2013. REUTERS/Karel Prinsloo
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A Kenyan soldier looks at members of the Somali community living in Nairobi, as they deliver food and drinks to soldiers and security personnel near the Westgate shopping centre in Nairobi September 23, 2013. REUTERS/Karel Prinsloo

A Kenyan soldier looks at members of the Somali community living in Nairobi, as they deliver food and drinks to soldiers and security personnel near the Westgate shopping centre in Nairobi September 23, 2013. REUTERS/Karel Prinsloo

A Kenyan soldier looks at members of the Somali community living in Nairobi, as they deliver food and drinks to soldiers and security personnel near the Westgate shopping centre in Nairobi September 23, 2013. REUTERS/Karel Prinsloo
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Kenyan soldiers hold their rifles near the Westgate shopping centre in Nairobi September 23, 2013. REUTERS/Karel Prinsloo

Kenyan soldiers hold their rifles near the Westgate shopping centre in Nairobi September 23, 2013. REUTERS/Karel Prinsloo

Kenyan soldiers hold their rifles near the Westgate shopping centre in Nairobi September 23, 2013. REUTERS/Karel Prinsloo
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A policeman and photographers take cover after hearing gun shots near the Westgate shopping centre in Nairobi September 23, 2013. REUTERS/Karel Prinsloo

A policeman and photographers take cover after hearing gun shots near the Westgate shopping centre in Nairobi September 23, 2013. REUTERS/Karel Prinsloo

A policeman and photographers take cover after hearing gun shots near the Westgate shopping centre in Nairobi September 23, 2013. REUTERS/Karel Prinsloo
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People run from tear gas as security officers (not pictured) disperse a crowd of onlookers near the security perimeter of the Westgate Shopping Centre in Nairobi September 23, 2013. REUTERS/Siegfried Modola

People run from tear gas as security officers (not pictured) disperse a crowd of onlookers near the security perimeter of the Westgate Shopping Centre in Nairobi September 23, 2013. REUTERS/Siegfried Modola

People run from tear gas as security officers (not pictured) disperse a crowd of onlookers near the security perimeter of the Westgate Shopping Centre in Nairobi September 23, 2013. REUTERS/Siegfried Modola
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A Kenyan soldier walks outside the Westgate shopping centre in Nairobi September 23, 2013. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

A Kenyan soldier walks outside the Westgate shopping centre in Nairobi September 23, 2013. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

A Kenyan soldier walks outside the Westgate shopping centre in Nairobi September 23, 2013. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic
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Police officers and members of the media take cover at a distance from the Westgate Shopping Centre after continuous gunfire was heard coming from the mall in Nairobi September 23, 2013. REUTERS/Siegfried Modola

Police officers and members of the media take cover at a distance from the Westgate Shopping Centre after continuous gunfire was heard coming from the mall in Nairobi September 23, 2013. REUTERS/Siegfried Modola

Police officers and members of the media take cover at a distance from the Westgate Shopping Centre after continuous gunfire was heard coming from the mall in Nairobi September 23, 2013. REUTERS/Siegfried Modola
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A Kenyan soldier walks outside the Westgate shopping centre in Nairobi September 23, 2013. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

A Kenyan soldier walks outside the Westgate shopping centre in Nairobi September 23, 2013. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

A Kenyan soldier walks outside the Westgate shopping centre in Nairobi September 23, 2013. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic
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People take cover after hearing gun shots near the Westgate shopping centre in Nairobi September 23, 2013. REUTERS/Karel Prinsloo

People take cover after hearing gun shots near the Westgate shopping centre in Nairobi September 23, 2013. REUTERS/Karel Prinsloo

People take cover after hearing gun shots near the Westgate shopping centre in Nairobi September 23, 2013. REUTERS/Karel Prinsloo
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Fire engines and armoured military vehicles are pictured in front of Westgate shopping centre after explosions at the mall in Nairobi September 23, 2013. REUTERS/Noor Khamis

Fire engines and armoured military vehicles are pictured in front of Westgate shopping centre after explosions at the mall in Nairobi September 23, 2013. REUTERS/Noor Khamis

Fire engines and armoured military vehicles are pictured in front of Westgate shopping centre after explosions at the mall in Nairobi September 23, 2013. REUTERS/Noor Khamis
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Kenya Defence Forces soldiers take cover behind a wall near the Westgate shopping centre after an exchange of gunfire inside the mall in Nairobi September 23, 2013. REUTERS/Noor Khamis

Kenya Defence Forces soldiers take cover behind a wall near the Westgate shopping centre after an exchange of gunfire inside the mall in Nairobi September 23, 2013. REUTERS/Noor Khamis

Kenya Defence Forces soldiers take cover behind a wall near the Westgate shopping centre after an exchange of gunfire inside the mall in Nairobi September 23, 2013. REUTERS/Noor Khamis
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Kenya Defence Forces soldiers take cover behind walls near the Westgate shopping centre after an exchange of gunfire inside the mall in Nairobi September 23, 2013. REUTERS/Noor Khamis

Kenya Defence Forces soldiers take cover behind walls near the Westgate shopping centre after an exchange of gunfire inside the mall in Nairobi September 23, 2013. REUTERS/Noor Khamis

Kenya Defence Forces soldiers take cover behind walls near the Westgate shopping centre after an exchange of gunfire inside the mall in Nairobi September 23, 2013. REUTERS/Noor Khamis
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