AFP 2012-07-17 18:27:40 -
Athlete Zamzam Mahmuud Farah, who will compete in the 800m race, sings the national anthem before boarding an airplane to London to attend the 2012 Olympic games, on July 17, 2012, at the airport in Mogadishu. Running from war, dodging bullets and defying Al-Qaeda linked Islamist insurgents who ordered them stop: Somalia's determined Olympic hopefuls have overcome challenges few other athletes could even imagine. Two male and two female Somali athletes have been training in Mogadishu ahead of the Olympics in the war-torn country's training facilities which still bear bulletholes from conflict. AFP PHOTO/Mohamed Abdiwahab
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