This detailed view shows inscriptions on a sandstone rock that's believed to be the world's oldest runestone, inscribed almost 2,000 years ago, making it several centuries older than the earliest known ones.
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A mother and her son play in the sea at Liido Beach in Mogadishu, Somalia. Despite decades of conflict and ongoing security threats, some Somalis are carving out a middle-class lifestyle in the Somali capital.
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