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UKAVU, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO - NOVEMBER 2: Dr. Denis Mukwege, a French trained gynecologist, checks out after performing surgery on November 2, 2007 in Panzi hospital in Bukavu, DRC. Many of the women in the hospital has been raped and abused by rebels and government soldiers. About 10 women and girls show up at the hospital every day and Dr. Mukwege and his staff do up to 20 reconstructive operations every day. He often has to perform complicated surgery to reproductive and digestive parts of the women. The DRC conflict has seen an unprecedented high rate of rape and sexual abuse of women. The culprits are both different rebel groups and government soldiers and very few are punished. About 27,000 sexual assaults were reported in South Kivu province alone in 2006, according to the United Nations. (Photo by Per-Anders Pettersson)
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