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MBANDAKA, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO APRIL 15: Unidentified people trade on a Saturday morning market on April 15, 2006 in the port in Mbandaka, Congo, DRC. The port is a trading port for many nearby villages and about 700 kilometers from the capital Kinshasa. 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).