In this photo taken Wednesday, March 13, 2013, Abdi Ali, 25, center-left, and his girlfriend Anisa, 23, right, sit with an Islamic cleric, left, who marries eloping couples, during their elopement marriage in Walaweyn, Somalia. Since the Islamic extremist rebels of al-Shabab have been pushed out of almost all of Somalia's cities and towns, life has begun to return to normal - including elopements which al-Shabab under its strict interpretation of Islamic Shariah law had declared illegal and punishable by whipping or even death by stoning. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh)

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In this photo taken Wednesday, March 13, 2013, Abdi Ali, 25, center-left, and his girlfriend Anisa, 23, right, sit with an Islamic cleric, left, who marries eloping couples, during their elopement marriage in Walaweyn, Somalia. Since the Islamic extremist rebels of al-Shabab have been pushed out of almost all of Somalia's cities and towns, life has begun to return to normal - including elopements which al-Shabab under its strict interpretation of Islamic Shariah law had declared illegal and punishable by whipping or even death by stoning. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh)
In this photo taken Wednesday, March 13, 2013, Abdi Ali, 25, center-left, and his girlfriend Anisa, 23, right, sit with an Islamic cleric, left, who marries eloping couples, during their elopement marriage in Walaweyn, Somalia. Since the Islamic extremist rebels of al-Shabab have been pushed out of almost all of Somalia's cities and towns, life has begun to return to normal - including elopements which al-Shabab under its strict interpretation of Islamic Shariah law had declared illegal and punishable by whipping or even death by stoning. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh)
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