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A pirate stands on a rocky outcrop on the coast in Hobyo, central... News PhotoAnchored,Crisis,Hijack,Horizon,Horizontal,Horn of Africa,Looking,Outcrop,Outdoors,Pirate - Criminal,Rock - Object,Somali Civil War,Somalia,Supertanker,WarPhotographer Collection: AFP 2010 AFPTO GO WITH AFP STORY BY JEAN-MARC MOJON A pirate stands on a rocky outcrop on the coast in Hobyo, central Somalia, on August 20, 2010 as he looks at a hijacked Korean supertanker anchored on the horizon. The Marshall Islands-flagged VLCC Samho Dream is a third of a kilometre long, one of three largest vessels ever hijacked by pirates, and carries an estimated 170 million dollars of Iraqi oil destined for the United States. Fighting a losing battle against the sand that has already completely covered the old Italian port, Hobyo's scattering of rundown houses and shacks looks anything but the nerve centre of an activity threatening global shipping. Hobyo pirates have collected millions of dollars in ransoms over the past two years. They even have currency checking and counting machines for the bags of air-dropped cash they receive. AFP PHOTO / ROBERTO SCHMIDT (Photo credit should read ROBERTO SCHMIDT/AFP/Getty Images)