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Inside Somalia's pirate town

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Somali pirates are currently holding 14 ships and more than 200 sailors captive, from the more than 30,000 ships that sail the pirate-plagued Gulf of Aden every year.

The BBC's Andrew Harding has had rare access to the coastal village of Eyl, notorious as the centre of what has become a very lucrative business, and speaks to one of the country's most infamous pirate leaders.

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