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Somali sea gangs lure investors at pirate lair

<p>Suspected pirates boats are parked on the Indian Ocean beach in Haradheere, northeast of Somalia's capital Mogadishu, November 18, 2009. REUTERS/Mohamed Ahmed</p>

Suspected pirates boats are parked on the Indian Ocean beach in Haradheere, northeast of Somalia's capital Mogadishu, November 18, 2009. REUTERS/Mohamed Ahmed

Suspected pirates boats are parked on the Indian Ocean beach in Haradheere, northeast of Somalia's capital Mogadishu, November 18, 2009. REUTERS/Mohamed Ahmed

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<p>People gather outside a former local bank, where pirates were dividing ransom payment obtained for the freeing of the Spanish ship Alakrana, as they wait to collect their money in Haradheere, northeast of Somalia's capital Mogadishu, November 18, 2009. REUTERS/Mohamed Ahmed</p>

People gather outside a former local bank, where pirates were dividing ransom payment obtained for the freeing of the Spanish ship Alakrana, as they wait to collect their money in Haradheere, northeast of Somalia's capital Mogadishu, November 18,...more

People gather outside a former local bank, where pirates were dividing ransom payment obtained for the freeing of the Spanish ship Alakrana, as they wait to collect their money in Haradheere, northeast of Somalia's capital Mogadishu, November 18, 2009. REUTERS/Mohamed Ahmed

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<p>Unidentified people sitting near cars parked at a compound are seen through a car window in Haradheere, northeast of Somalia's capital Mogadishu, November 20, 2009. REUTERS/Mohamed Ahmed</p>

Unidentified people sitting near cars parked at a compound are seen through a car window in Haradheere, northeast of Somalia's capital Mogadishu, November 20, 2009. REUTERS/Mohamed Ahmed

Unidentified people sitting near cars parked at a compound are seen through a car window in Haradheere, northeast of Somalia's capital Mogadishu, November 20, 2009. REUTERS/Mohamed Ahmed

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<p>A Somali woman walks near a house suspected to be owned by pirates in Haradheere, northeast of Somalia's capital Mogadishu, November 20, 2009. REUTERS/Mohamed Ahmed</p>

A Somali woman walks near a house suspected to be owned by pirates in Haradheere, northeast of Somalia's capital Mogadishu, November 20, 2009. REUTERS/Mohamed Ahmed

A Somali woman walks near a house suspected to be owned by pirates in Haradheere, northeast of Somalia's capital Mogadishu, November 20, 2009. REUTERS/Mohamed Ahmed

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