A French soldier from the Nivose frigate watch the Seaborn Spirit and the Alizee, which protect them against piracy off the coast of Djibouti, as part of their assignment to escort commercial ships in the Gulf of Aden. Somali pirates have seized a Danish-owned and U.S.-flagged ship off Somalia with 20 American crew on board, the U.S. Navy and the ship owner said.

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