The BBC's Gabriel Gatehouse reports from Mogadishu
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A look at life after al-Shabab in Mogadishu

11 June 2012 Last updated at 12:05 BST

After more than two decades of lawlessness and turmoil, Somalia is close to forming a new government.

African Union troops have fought hard battles to drive the militant group al-Shabab from the capital Mogadishu, and restore some normality to the country.

The BBC's Gabriel Gatehouse has been travelling with them.