Photo Gallery: Trouble at Sea
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Photo Gallery: Trouble at Sea

Hooked Somali Piracy Is a Problem for the World

Ten Somalis are facing a Hamburg court as Germany holds its first piracy trial in centuries. They are almost certain to be convicted, but any legal victory for the German authorities will be purely symbolic. Off the coast of Somalia, piracy is becoming ever more sophisticated, with ransoms growing and ambushes getting more audacious. By SPIEGEL Staff
Translated from the German by Christopher Sultan