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Sayyid Mohammed Abdullah Hassan, leader of the Dervish State, Somalia

"The Mad Mullah" Sayyid Mohammed Abdullah Hassan of the Dohlbahandra People, leader of the Dervish State, Somalia. During his nearly 25 year anti-colonial campaign, the British never once saw his face.

As leaders meet in London to discuss the future of Somalia, we look at some of the key moments in the modern history of a country transformed beyond recognition over the past four decades

A rebel militiamen during the height of the Somali civil war in short shorts and white tank top.