1992, Mogadishu, Somalia — A rusty and bullet-ridden Coca Cola sign gives a telling welcome for visitors to the volatile city of Mogadishu. In the 1980s civil war erupted in Somalia when warlord factions joined together to overthrow then president Siad Barre, who finally lost power in 1991. Since then power struggles between warlords have ravaged the country with violence and famine. U.S. and international troops entered Somalia to provide aid and presence as part of “Operation Restore Hope” in December of 1992.
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