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Workers for the Congolese state Telephone Company examine hundreds of broken phone lines wires on February 28, 2002 on a busy street corner in central Kinshasa, Congo. The Congolese economy and infrastructure is in total disarray after 40 years of independence from Belgium. The former strongman Mobuto Sese Seko fleeced the country and he died in exile in 1997. Corrupt people in he government stole a lot of the foreign aid and royalties from minerals. (Photo by: Per-Anders Pettersson)