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Year in Review: United Nations Peace Operations, 2011

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The Year in Review features the activities of the UN Peacekeeping Missions in 2011, highlighting the successes and challenges that emerge throughout the year towards maintaining peace and security, protecting civilians, and providing support to fragile societies and governments in a post-conflict setting.

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UNMIL (Liberia): A fragile democracy holds election

Despite the heavy morning drizzle, Martha Sonpon, 35, waited patiently in the queue outside a polling station in the suburbs of Monrovia with her two-year-old daughter strapped to her back. As soon as a polling officer spotted her, he ushered her to the head of the long line as pregnant women, mothers and the physically challenged were given priority to cast their ballots.

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