This beach was off-limits for years during the reign of extremists. Finally, the local population got it back, so they can now enjoy the sea and all sorts of games. Every Thursday and Friday, the beach is filled with youngsters playing their fanatical weekend soccer matches.
The ruins in the background are remnants of the civil war. A guard with an AK-47 keeps the peace. Several months after I took this picture, the beach was attacked again. But the next day the beach was busier than ever as a statement to Al-Shabaab.