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Personnel Armoured Vehicles stand in front of Villa Somalia in Mogadishu, Thursday, July 27, 2006. The Islamic militia that has seized the capital along with much of southern Somalia said Thursday it was setting up a religious court inside the vast compound that once served as the presidential palace. Villa Somalia is the symbolic heart of Mogadishu, sitting on high ground with access to the harbor and the airport. Its takeover illustrates the utter weakness of Somalia's official government, which controls just one town 250 kilometers (155 miles) outside the capital. "A new Islamic court will be established here," said Abdirahman Janaqaw, a senior member of the militia, known as the Supreme Islamic Courts Council. (AP Photo/Mohamed Sheikh Nor)

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