I was hanging out along the banks of the Congo River, which divides Democratic Republic of Congo from Republic of Congo, when I met this man. He spends his days using this crude handmade tool to break rocks apart, which he then sells for money.

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Along the banks of the Congo River. Someplace that was once a fancy beach club, but is now abandoned and in disrepair, like nearly everything along the river on the DRC side.

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Soldier guarding the key governmental buildings in Kinshasa. You aren’t allowed to photograph any of the buildings, or the soldiers, but I sweet talked
him…Democratic Republic of Congo.

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A boy alternates swimming and collecting plastic bottles along the banks of the Congo River.

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A fruit and vegetable market.

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Around town.

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Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo.

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At a restaurant / park place just outside downtown Kinshasa on the bank of a river. Maybe Jardin d’Eden? I can’t remember. Democratic Republic of Congo.

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Cute, little girl who spotted me spotting her.

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A young girl stopped at a traffic light.

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Maniema, at the bonobo sanctuary in Democratic Republic of Congo. Bonobos are only found in Congo and they are remarkable.

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