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The Somali woman who's become a global star on Instagram

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What's your stereotype of the Somali capital Mogadishu?

Whatever it is, chances are it's different from the view you get if you follow Ugaaso Abukar Boocow on Instagram.

She has 42,000 followers largely because of her irreverent take on Somali life.

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