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SOWETO, SOUTH AFRICA MARCH 27: Unidentified women from Eastern Baptist Zionist Church pray during an outdoor service on March 27, 2005 close to Orlando West in Soweto, Johannesburg, South Africa. They celebrated Easter weekend in Soweto, South Africa?s largest township. It was founded about one hundred years ago to make housing available for black people south west of downtown Johannesburg. The estimated population is between 2-3 million. Many key events during the Apartheid struggle unfolded here and the most known is the student uprisings in June 1976, where thousands of students took to the streets to protest that they had to study the Afrikaans language at school. Soweto today is a mix of old housing and newly constructed townhouses, and a new hungry black middle-class is growing steadily. Most residents work in Johannesburg but the last years many shopping malls has been built, and people are starting to spend their money in Soweto. (Photo by Per-Anders Pettersson)
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