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Somali Pirates | December

The number of ships hijacked by the Somali pirates increased greatly over the past year, with the result that the whole world went to war against the pirates.

Saudi-owned crude oil supertanker "Sirius Star" is seen in this photograph taken in Rotterdam on October 17, 2008. Pirates who hijacked the Sirius Star off the east coast of Africa are taking the vessel towards a Somali port, the US Navy said on November 17, 2008. Picture taken October 17, 2008. The hijacked Saudi-owned supertanker has anchored off the coast of northeastern Somalia. [Xinhua] 

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