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Global Peace Index: The most and least peaceful nations in the world

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SOMALIA: Ranking 148 out of 149, Somalia is the second-least peaceful country in the world. The country has not had a nationally functioning state government since 1991, and much of Somalia remains mired in conflict. Somalia’s deteriorating security situation has also coincided with a growing number of violent pirate attacks off its shores. Somali militants from the pro-government Ahlu Sunna Waljamaca (ASWJ) group carry their weapons during a military exercise in Mogadishu on May 15.

PHOTO: Feisal Omar/Reuters

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