Somalis Mark 53 Years of Independence

Amid signs of renewed hope, Somalis all over the world marked the country’s 53rd independence day.

On July 1, 1960, the British-occupied northern territories and the Italian-ruled colonies formed a union to become the Somali Republic.

As the country comes together on the path to recovery after a two-decade war, here’s how Somalis reacted on social media.

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