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MBANDAKA, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO APRIL 12: Unidentified traders sell charcoal on April 12, 2006 in the port in Mbandaka, Congo, DRC. An old rusty boat owned by the state company ONATRA has been in the harbor for about twenty years, now a home for homeless people. The Congo River is a lifeline for millions of people, who depend on it for transport and trade. Congo is planning to hold general elections by July 2006, the first democratic elections in forty years..(Photo by Per-Anders Pettersson/Getty Images).