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KINSHASA, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO APRIL 23: An unidentified girl drinks holy water at ?Ebale Mbonge? on April 23, 2006 in central Kinshasa, Congo, DRC. It?s a spiritual place where members come to get cured from bad and evil spirits. Many are suffering from different diseases and they hope to get cured while getting treatment. Kinshasa, a city of about eight million people is battling with bad infrastructure and no public transport. Congo, DRC is in ruins after forty years of mismanagement by the corrupt dictator and former president Mobuto Sese Seko. He fled the country in 1997 and a civil war started. The country is planning to hold general elections by July 2006, the first democratic elections in forty years.(Photo by Per-Anders Pettersson)
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