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Sierra Leone Ten Years On - 25 Apr 2012
Sierra Leone Ten Years On - 25 Apr 2012
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April 25, 2012
People walk through the town of Kailahun in eastern Sierra Leone April 23, 2012. The U.N. war crimes...
Kailahun, Sierra Leone
People walk through the town of Kailahun in eastern Sierra Leone
People walk through the town of Kailahun in eastern Sierra Leone April 23, 2012. The U.N. war crimes court trying Charles Taylor for atrocities in Sierra Leone will deliver its verdict on Thursday. Sierra Leone's 11-year conflict from 1991-2002 left over 50,000 dead and became a byword for gratuitous violence, especially the amputation of limbs. A decade later, the West African nation is peaceful, but among the world's poorest. It is due to hold elections in November. Picture taken April 23, 2012. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly (SIERRA LEONE - Tags: CRIME LAW CIVIL UNREST POLITICS)
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April 25, 2012
Containers of palm oil lie in front of a store in the town of Kailahun in eastern Sierra Leone April...
Kailahun, Sierra Leone
Containers of palm oil lie in front of a store in the town of Kailahun in eastern Sierra Leone
Containers of palm oil lie in front of a store in the town of Kailahun in eastern Sierra Leone April 23, 2012. The U.N. war crimes court trying Charles Taylor for atrocities in Sierra Leone will deliver its verdict on Thursday. Sierra Leone's 11-year conflict from 1991-2002 left over 50,000 dead and became a byword for gratuitous violence, especially the amputation of limbs. A decade later, the West African nation is peaceful, but among the world's poorest. It is due to hold elections in November. Picture taken April 23, 2012. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly (SIERRA LEONE - Tags: CRIME LAW CIVIL UNREST POLITICS)
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April 25, 2012
Lama Barrie, 30, (C) sits on her front porch in the village of Small Sefoda in eastern Sierra Leone,...
Small Sefoda, Sierra Leone
Lama Barrie sits on her front porch in the village of Small Sefoda in eastern Sierra Leone
Lama Barrie, 30, (C) sits on her front porch in the village of Small Sefoda in eastern Sierra Leone, April 21, 2012. The U.N. war crimes court trying Charles Taylor for atrocities in Sierra Leone will deliver its verdict on Thursday. Sierra Leone's 11-year conflict from 1991-2002 left over 50,000 dead and became a byword for gratuitous violence, especially the amputation of limbs. A decade later, the West African nation is peaceful, but among the world's poorest. It is due to hold elections in November. Picture taken April 21, 2012. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly (SIERRA LEONE - Tags: BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT BUSINESS COMMODITIES ENVIRONMENT ENERGY)
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April 25, 2012
A sign commemorating the start of the civil war is displayed at a memorial site where the conflict began,...
BOMARU, Sierra Leone
A sign commemorating start of civil war is displayed at a memorial site where the conflict began, in...
A sign commemorating the start of the civil war is displayed at a memorial site where the conflict began, in the village of Bomaru, eastern Sierra Leone April 22, 2012. The U.N. war crimes court trying Charles Taylor for atrocities in Sierra Leone will deliver its verdict on Thursday. Sierra Leone's 11-year conflict from 1991-2002 left over 50,000 dead and became a byword for gratuitous violence, especially the amputation of limbs. A decade later, the West African nation is peaceful, but among the world's poorest. It is due to hold elections in November. Picture taken April 22, 2012. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly (SIERRA LEONE - Tags: CIVIL UNREST CRIME LAW POLITICS)
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April 25, 2012
The remote border post between Liberia and Sierra Leone, where fighters from Liberia entered on March...
BOMARU, Sierra Leone
Remote border post between Liberia and Sierra Leone where Liberia fighters triggered start of civil war...
The remote border post between Liberia and Sierra Leone, where fighters from Liberia entered on March 23, 1991, and triggered the start of the civil war, is seen in the village of Bomaru, eastern Sierra Leone April 22, 2012. The U.N. war crimes court trying former Liberian President Charles Taylor for atrocities in Sierra Leone will deliver its verdict on Thursday. Sierra Leone's 11-year conflict from 1991-2002 left over 50,000 dead and became a byword for gratuitous violence, especially the amputation of limbs. A decade later, the West African nation is peaceful, but among the world's poorest. It is due to hold elections in November. Picture taken April 22, 2012. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly (SIERRA LEONE - Tags: CRIME LAW CIVIL UNREST POLITICS)
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April 25, 2012
A wall in a building notoriously called the "Slaughterhouse," where rebel civil war victims were butchered...
Kailahun, Sierra Leone
A wall in a building is splattered with what local residents said were dried human bloodstains in the...
A wall in a building notoriously called the "Slaughterhouse," where rebel civil war victims were butchered using machetes and knives, is splattered with what local residents said were dried human bloodstains, in the town of Kailahun in eastern Sierra Leone, April 23, 2012. The U.N. war crimes court trying former Liberian President Charles Taylor for atrocities in Sierra Leone will deliver its verdict on Thursday. Sierra Leone's 11-year conflict from 1991-2002 left over 50,000 dead and became a byword for gratuitous violence, especially the amputation of limbs. A decade later, the West African diamond-producing nation is peaceful, but among the world's poorest. It is due to hold elections in November. Picture taken April 23, 2012. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly (SIERRA LEONE - Tags: BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT BUSINESS COMMODITIES ENVIRONMENT ENERGY)
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April 25, 2012
The remains of a building notoriously called the "Slaughterhouse," where rebel civil war victims were...
Kailahun, Sierra Leone
The reamains of a building notoriously called the "Slaughterhouse" in the town of Kailahun in Sierra...
The remains of a building notoriously called the "Slaughterhouse," where rebel civil war victims were butchered using machetes and knives, in the town of Kailahun in eastern Sierra Leone, April 23, 2012. The U.N. war crimes court trying former Liberian President Charles Taylor for atrocities in Sierra Leone will deliver its verdict on Thursday. Sierra Leone's 11-year conflict from 1991-2002 left over 50,000 dead and became a byword for gratuitous violence, especially the amputation of limbs. A decade later, the West African diamond-producing nation is peaceful, but among the world's poorest. It is due to hold elections in November. Picture taken April 23, 2012. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly (SIERRA LEONE - Tags: BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT BUSINESS COMMODITIES ENVIRONMENT ENERGY)
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April 25, 2012
A wall in a building notoriously called the "Slaughterhouse," where rebel civil war victims were butchered...
Kailahun, Sierra Leone
A wall in a building is splattered with what local residents said were dried human bloodstains in the...
A wall in a building notoriously called the "Slaughterhouse," where rebel civil war victims were butchered using machetes and knives, is splattered with what local residents said were dried human bloodstains, in the town of Kailahun in eastern Sierra Leone, April 23, 2012. The U.N. war crimes court trying former Liberian President Charles Taylor for atrocities in Sierra Leone will deliver its verdict on Thursday. Sierra Leone's 11-year conflict from 1991-2002 left over 50,000 dead and became a byword for gratuitous violence, especially the amputation of limbs. A decade later, the West African diamond-producing nation is peaceful, but among the world's poorest. It is due to hold elections in November. Picture taken April 23, 2012. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly (SIERRA LEONE - Tags: BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT BUSINESS COMMODITIES ENVIRONMENT ENERGY)
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April 25, 2012
A wall in a building notoriously called the "Slaughterhouse," where rebel civil war victims were butchered...
Kailahun, Sierra Leone
Wall in building where rebel civil war victims were butchered is seen with what residents said are dried...
A wall in a building notoriously called the "Slaughterhouse," where rebel civil war victims were butchered using machetes and knives, is seen splattered with what local residents said are dried human bloodstains, in the town of Kailahun, eastern Sierra Leone April 23, 2012. The U.N. war crimes court trying former Liberian President Charles Taylor for atrocities in Sierra Leone will deliver its verdict on Thursday. Sierra Leone's 11-year conflict from 1991-2002 left over 50,000 dead and became a byword for gratuitous violence, especially the amputation of limbs. A decade later, the West African diamond-producing nation is peaceful, but among the world's poorest. It is due to hold elections in November. Picture taken April 23, 2012. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly (SIERRA LEONE - Tags: CIVIL UNREST CRIME LAW POLITICS) ATTENTION EDITORS PICTURE 05 OF 30 FOR PACKAGE 'SIERRA LEONE AFTER CHARLES TAYLOR'
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April 25, 2012
A wall in a building notoriously called the "Slaughterhouse," where rebel civil war victims were butchered...
Kailahun, Sierra Leone
A wall in a building is splattered with what local residents said were dried human bloodstains in the...
A wall in a building notoriously called the "Slaughterhouse," where rebel civil war victims were butchered using machetes and knives, is splattered with what local residents said were dried human bloodstains, in the town of Kailahun in eastern Sierra Leone, April 23, 2012. The U.N. war crimes court trying former Liberian President Charles Taylor for atrocities in Sierra Leone will deliver its verdict on Thursday. Sierra Leone's 11-year conflict from 1991-2002 left over 50,000 dead and became a byword for gratuitous violence, especially the amputation of limbs. A decade later, the West African diamond-producing nation is peaceful, but among the world's poorest. It is due to hold elections in November. Picture taken April 23, 2012. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly (SIERRA LEONE - Tags: CIVIL UNREST)
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April 25, 2012
A boy walks past a rusted tank abandoned by the roadside in eastern Sierra Leone, April 23, 2012. The...
Kailahun, Sierra Leone
A boy walks past a rusted tank abandoned by the roadside in eastern Sierra Leone
A boy walks past a rusted tank abandoned by the roadside in eastern Sierra Leone, April 23, 2012. The U.N. war crimes court trying former Liberian President Charles Taylor for atrocities in Sierra Leone will deliver its verdict on Thursday. Sierra Leone's 11-year conflict from 1991-2002 left over 50,000 dead and became a byword for gratuitous violence, especially the amputation of limbs. A decade later, the West African diamond-producing nation is peaceful, but among the world's poorest. It is due to hold elections in November. Picture taken April 23, 2012. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly (SIERRA LEONE - Tags: SOCIETY CIVIL UNREST)
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April 25, 2012
Brothers Junisa, 12, (L) and Momo Kabba, 13, whose parents and grandparents were all killed during the...
BOMARU, Sierra Leone
Brothers and civil war orphans Junisa and Momo Kaba pose for a portrait in the village of Bomaru in eastern...
Brothers Junisa, 12, (L) and Momo Kabba, 13, whose parents and grandparents were all killed during the civil war and who now work tilling rice fields for the equivalent of US$0.70 per day, pose for a portrait in the village of Bomaru, where the conflict started in 1991, in eastern Sierra Leone, April 22, 2012. The U.N. war crimes court trying former Liberian President Charles Taylor for atrocities in Sierra Leone will deliver its verdict on Thursday. Sierra Leone's 11-year conflict from 1991-2002 left over 50,000 dead and became a byword for gratuitous violence, especially the amputation of limbs. A decade later, the West African nation is peaceful, but among the world's poorest. It is due to hold elections in November. Picture taken April 22, 2012. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly (SIERRA LEONE - Tags: CIVIL UNREST PROFILE SOCIETY)
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April 25, 2012
Brothers Junisa (L), 12, and Momo Kabba, 13, whose parents and grandparents were killed during the civil...
BOMARU, Sierra Leone
Brothers Junisa and Momo pose for portrait in Bomaru, where conflict started in 1991
Brothers Junisa (L), 12, and Momo Kabba, 13, whose parents and grandparents were killed during the civil war and now work tilling rice fields for the equivalent of US$0.70 per day, pose for a portrait in the village of Bomaru, where the conflict started in 1991, in eastern Sierra Leone April 22, 2012. The U.N. war crimes court trying former Liberian President Charles Taylor for atrocities in Sierra Leone will deliver its verdict on Thursday. Sierra Leone's 11-year conflict from 1991-2002 left over 50,000 dead and became a byword for gratuitous violence, especially the amputation of limbs. A decade later, the West African nation is peaceful, but among the world's poorest. It is due to hold elections in November. Picture taken April 22, 2012. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly (SIERRA LEONE - Tags: CRIME LAW CIVIL UNREST POLITICS)
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April 25, 2012
Unmarked graves of fighters killed during the 1991-2002 civil war lie in an overgrown field in Daru in...
DARU, Sierra Leone
Unmarked graves of fighters killed during the 1991-2002 civil war lie in an overgrown field in Daru in...
Unmarked graves of fighters killed during the 1991-2002 civil war lie in an overgrown field in Daru in eastern Sierra Leone April 22, 2012. The U.N. war crimes court trying former Liberian President Charles Taylor for atrocities in Sierra Leone will deliver its verdict on Thursday. Sierra Leone's 11-year conflict from 1991-2002 left over 50,000 dead and became a byword for gratuitous violence, especially the amputation of limbs. A decade later, the West African nation is peaceful, but among the world's poorest. It is due to hold elections in November. Picture taken April 22, 2012. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly (SIERRA LEONE - Tags: CRIME LAW CIVIL UNREST POLITICS)
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April 25, 2012
A headstone marks a mass grave of rebel victims in the village of Bomaru, where the conflict started...
BOMARU, Sierra Leone
Headstone marks mass grave of rebel victims in Bomaru, where the conflict started in 1991, in eastern...
A headstone marks a mass grave of rebel victims in the village of Bomaru, where the conflict started in 1991, in eastern Sierra Leone April 22, 2012. The U.N. war crimes court trying former Liberian President Charles Taylor for atrocities in Sierra Leone will deliver its verdict on Thursday. Sierra Leone's 11-year conflict from 1991-2002 left over 50,000 dead and became a byword for gratuitous violence, especially the amputation of limbs. A decade later, the West African nation is peaceful, but among the world's poorest. It is due to hold elections in November. Picture taken April 22, 2012. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly (SIERRA LEONE - Tags: CRIME LAW CIVIL UNREST POLITICS)
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April 25, 2012
Women who survived the civil war pose for a portrait in the village of Bomaru, where the conflict started...
BOMARU, Sierra Leone
Women who survived the civil war pose for a portrait in the village of Bomaru in eastern Sierra Leone...
Women who survived the civil war pose for a portrait in the village of Bomaru, where the conflict started in 1991, in eastern Sierra Leone, April 22, 2012. The U.N. war crimes court trying former Liberian President Charles Taylor for atrocities in Sierra Leone will deliver its verdict on Thursday. Sierra Leone's 11-year conflict from 1991-2002 left over 50,000 dead and became a byword for gratuitous violence, especially the amputation of limbs. A decade later, the West African nation is peaceful, but among the world's poorest. It is due to hold elections in November. Picture taken April 22, 2012. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly (SIERRA LEONE - Tags: CIVIL UNREST PROFILE SOCIETY)
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April 25, 2012
A boy stands in an abandoned home that was damaged during the 1991-2002 civil war, with graffiti scrawled...
Kailahun, Sierra Leone
Boy stands in abandoned home damaged during 1991-2002 civil war in Kailahun, eastern Sierra Leone
A boy stands in an abandoned home that was damaged during the 1991-2002 civil war, with graffiti scrawled by the Revolutionary United Front (RUF) rebels, in the town of Kailahun in eastern Sierra Leone April 23, 2012. The U.N. war crimes court trying Charles Taylor for atrocities in Sierra Leone will deliver its verdict on Thursday. Sierra Leone's 11 year conflict from 1991-2002 left over 50,000 dead and became a byword for gratuitous violence, especially the amputation of limbs. A decade later, the West African nation is peaceful, but among the world's poorest. It is due to hold elections in November. Picture taken April 23, 2012. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly (SIERRA LEONE - Tags: CRIME LAW POLITICS CIVIL UNREST)
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April 25, 2012
Graffiti scrawled by the Revolutionary United Front (RUF) rebels is seen in the town of Kailahun in eastern...
Kailahun, Sierra Leone
Graffiti scrawled by the Revolutionary United Front (RUF) rebels is seen in the town of Kailahun
Graffiti scrawled by the Revolutionary United Front (RUF) rebels is seen in the town of Kailahun in eastern Sierra Leone April 23, 2012. The U.N. war crimes court trying Charles Taylor for atrocities in Sierra Leone will deliver its verdict on Thursday. Sierra Leone's 11-year conflict from 1991-2002 left over 50,000 dead and became a byword for gratuitous violence, especially the amputation of limbs. A decade later, the West African nation is peaceful, but among the world's poorest. It is due to hold elections in November. Picture taken April 23, 2012. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly (SIERRA LEONE - Tags: CRIME LAW CIVIL UNREST POLITICS)
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April 25, 2012
A home destroyed during the 1991-2002 civil war in the town of Kailahun is pictured in eastern Sierra...
Kailahun, Sierra Leone
A home destroyed during the 1991-2002 civil war in the town of Kailahun in eastern Sierra Leone
A home destroyed during the 1991-2002 civil war in the town of Kailahun is pictured in eastern Sierra Leone, April 23, 2012. The U.N. war crimes court trying Charles Taylor for atrocities in Sierra Leone will deliver its verdict on Thursday. Sierra Leone's 11-year conflict from 1991-2002 left over 50,000 dead and became a byword for gratuitous violence, especially the amputation of limbs. A decade later, the West African nation is peaceful, but among the world's poorest. It is due to hold elections in November. Picture taken April 23, 2012. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly (SIERRA LEONE - Tags: CIVIL UNREST SOCIETY)
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April 25, 2012
A memorial to a U.N. peacekeeper killed in combat stands at a military bas in Daru in eastern Sierra...
DARU, Sierra Leone
A memorial to a U.N. peacekeeper killed in combat stands at a military bas in Daru in eastern Sierra...
A memorial to a U.N. peacekeeper killed in combat stands at a military bas in Daru in eastern Sierra Leone, April 22, 2012. The U.N. war crimes court trying former Liberian President Charles Taylor for atrocities in Sierra Leone will deliver its verdict on Thursday. Sierra Leone's 11-year conflict from 1991-2002 left over 50,000 dead and became a byword for gratuitous violence, especially the amputation of limbs. A decade later, the West African nation is peaceful, but among the world's poorest. It is due to hold elections in November. Picture taken April 22, 2012. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly (SIERRA LEONE - Tags: CIVIL UNREST)
SIERRA LEONE-TAYLOR
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April 25, 2012
Pupils attend a koranic school in the town of Small Sefoda in eastern Sierra Leone, April 22, 2012. ...
Small Sefoda, Sierra Leone
Pupils attend a koranic school in the town of Small Sefoda in eastern Sierra Leone
Pupils attend a koranic school in the town of Small Sefoda in eastern Sierra Leone, April 22, 2012. The U.N. war crimes court trying former Liberian President Charles Taylor for atrocities in Sierra Leone will deliver its verdict on Thursday. Sierra Leone's 11-year conflict from 1991-2002 left over 50,000 dead and became a byword for gratuitous violence, especially the amputation of limbs. A decade later, the West African nation is peaceful, but among the world's poorest. It is due to hold elections in November. Picture taken April 22, 2012. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly (SIERRA LEONE - Tags: EDUCATION SOCIETY)
SIERRA LEONE-TAYLOR
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April 25, 2012
Pupils attend a koranic school in the town of Small Sefoda in eastern Sierra Leone, April 22, 2012. The...
Small Sefoda, Sierra Leone
Pupils attend a koranic school in the town of Small Sefoda in eastern Sierra Leone
Pupils attend a koranic school in the town of Small Sefoda in eastern Sierra Leone, April 22, 2012. The U.N. war crimes court trying former Liberian President Charles Taylor for atrocities in Sierra Leone will deliver its verdict on Thursday. Sierra Leone's 11-year conflict from 1991-2002 left over 50,000 dead and became a byword for gratuitous violence, especially the amputation of limbs. A decade later, the West African nation is peaceful, but among the world's poorest. It is due to hold elections in November. Picture taken April 22, 2012. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly (SIERRA LEONE - Tags: EDUCATION SOCIETY)
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April 25, 2012
Pupils attend a Koranic school in the town of Small Sefoda in eastern Sierra Leone April 22, 2012. The...
Small Sefoda, Sierra Leone
Pupils attend a Koranic school in the town of Small Sefoda in eastern Sierra Leone
Pupils attend a Koranic school in the town of Small Sefoda in eastern Sierra Leone April 22, 2012. The U.N. war crimes court trying former Liberian President Charles Taylor for atrocities in Sierra Leone will deliver its verdict on Thursday. Sierra Leone's 11-year conflict from 1991-2002 left over 50,000 dead and became a byword for gratuitous violence, especially the amputation of limbs. A decade later, the West African nation is peaceful, but among the world's poorest. It is due to hold elections in November. Picture taken April 22, 2012. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly (SIERRA LEONE - Tags: CRIME LAW CIVIL UNREST POLITICS EDUCATION)
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April 25, 2012
Pupils attend a koranic school in the town of Small Sefoda in eastern Sierra Leone, April 22, 2012. The...
Small Sefoda, Sierra Leone
Pupils attend a koranic school in the town of Small Sefoda in eastern Sierra Leone
Pupils attend a koranic school in the town of Small Sefoda in eastern Sierra Leone, April 22, 2012. The U.N. war crimes court trying former Liberian President Charles Taylor for atrocities in Sierra Leone will deliver its verdict on Thursday. Sierra Leone's 11-year conflict from 1991-2002 left over 50,000 dead and became a byword for gratuitous violence, especially the amputation of limbs. A decade later, the West African nation is peaceful, but among the world's poorest. It is due to hold elections in November. Picture taken April 22, 2012. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly (SIERRA LEONE - Tags: EDUCATION SOCIETY)
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April 24, 2012
A sheet advertising a traditional medicine doctor's services hangs outside his home by the roadside in...
Small Sefoda, Sierra Leone
Sheet advertising traditional medicine doctor's services hangs by roadside in Small Sefoda in eastern...
A sheet advertising a traditional medicine doctor's services hangs outside his home by the roadside in the town of Small Sefoda in eastern Sierra Leone April 22, 2012. With poor health services, some in Sierra Leone rely on traditional medicines. The U.N. war crimes court trying former Liberian President Charles Taylor for atrocities in Sierra Leone will deliver its verdict on Thursday. Sierra Leone's 11 year conflict from 1991-2002 left over 50,000 dead and became a byword for gratuitous violence, especially the amputation of limbs. A decade later, the West African nation is peaceful, but among the world's poorest. It is due to hold elections in November. Picture taken April 22, 2012. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly (SIERRA LEONE - Tags: CRIME LAW CIVIL UNREST POLITICS)
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April 25, 2012
A mural depicts a man hanging by a rope being chewed by a rat as a crocodile, snake and death await him...
Kailahun, Sierra Leone
A mural referencing the desperate state people found themselves in during the 1991-2002 civil war adors...
A mural depicts a man hanging by a rope being chewed by a rat as a crocodile, snake and death await him in the water and ashore, referencing the desperate state people found themselves in during the 1991-2002 civil war, in the town of Kailahun in eastern Sierra Leone, April 23, 2012. The U.N. war crimes court trying Charles Taylor for atrocities in Sierra Leone will deliver its verdict on Thursday. Sierra Leone's 11-year conflict from 1991-2002 left over 50,000 dead and became a byword for gratuitous violence, especially the amputation of limbs. A decade later, the West African nation is peaceful, but among the world's poorest. It is due to hold elections in November. Picture taken April 23, 2012. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly (SIERRA LEONE - Tags: SOCIETY CIVIL UNREST)
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April 25, 2012
A mural depicts a bucolic scene that the country is striving for after the 1991-2002 civil war, in the...
Kailahun, Sierra Leone
A mural depicts a bucoloic scene of village life the country is striving for after the 1991-2002 civil...
A mural depicts a bucolic scene that the country is striving for after the 1991-2002 civil war, in the town of Kailahun in eastern Sierra Leone, April 23, 2012. The U.N. war crimes court trying Charles Taylor for atrocities in Sierra Leone will deliver its verdict on Thursday. Sierra Leone's 11-year conflict from 1991-2002 left over 50,000 dead and became a byword for gratuitous violence, especially the amputation of limbs. A decade later, the West African nation is peaceful, but among the world's poorest. It is due to hold elections in November. Picture taken April 23, 2012. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly (SIERRA LEONE - Tags: SOCIETY)
SIERRA LEONE-TAYLOR
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April 25, 2012
Artisanal miners pan for diamonds in the town of Koidu in eastern Sierra Leone, April 21, 2012. Fighting...
KOIDU, Sierra Leone
Miners pan for diamonds in Koidu in eastern Sierra Leone
Artisanal miners pan for diamonds in the town of Koidu in eastern Sierra Leone, April 21, 2012. Fighting in the 1991-2002 civil war was focused on controlling the diamond fields, and the profits from the stones provided the funding to the warring sides. The U.N. war crimes court trying Charles Taylor for atrocities in Sierra Leone will deliver its verdict on Thursday. Sierra Leone's 11-year conflict from 1991-2002 left over 50,000 dead and became a byword for gratuitous violence, especially the amputation of limbs. A decade later, the West African nation is peaceful, but among the world's poorest. It is due to hold elections in November. Picture taken April 21, 2012. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly (SIERRA LEONE - Tags: BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT BUSINESS COMMODITIES ENVIRONMENT ENERGY)
SIERRA LEONE-TAYLOR
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April 25, 2012
Artisanal miners pan for diamonds, which fuelled the 1991-2002 civil war, in the town of Koidu in eastern...
KOIDU, Sierra Leone
Miners pan for diamonds in Koidu in eastern Sierra Leone
Artisanal miners pan for diamonds, which fuelled the 1991-2002 civil war, in the town of Koidu in eastern Sierra Leone, April 21, 2012. The U.N. war crimes court trying Charles Taylor for atrocities in Sierra Leone will deliver its verdict on Thursday. Sierra Leone's 11-year conflict from 1991-2002 left over 50,000 dead and became a byword for gratuitous violence, especially the amputation of limbs. A decade later, the West African nation is peaceful, but among the world's poorest. It is due to hold elections in November. Picture taken April 21, 2012. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly (SIERRA LEONE - Tags: BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT BUSINESS COMMODITIES ENVIRONMENT ENERGY)
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April 25, 2012
Artisanal miners pan for diamonds, which fuelled the 1991-2002 civil war, in the town of Koidu in eastern...
KOIDU, Sierra Leone
Artisanal miners pan for diamonds, which fuelled the 1991-2002 civil war, in the town of Koidu in eastern...
Artisanal miners pan for diamonds, which fuelled the 1991-2002 civil war, in the town of Koidu in eastern Sierra Leone April 21, 2012. The U.N. war crimes court trying Charles Taylor for atrocities in Sierra Leone will deliver its verdict on Thursday. Sierra Leone's 11-year conflict from 1991-2002 left over 50,000 dead and became a byword for gratuitous violence, especially the amputation of limbs. A decade later, the West African nation is peaceful, but among the world's poorest. It is due to hold elections in November. Picture taken April 21, 2012. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly (SIERRA LEONE - Tags: BUSINESS COMMODITIES CRIME LAW CIVIL UNREST POLITICS)
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RTR3178T
April 25, 2012
An artisanal miner pans for diamonds, which fuelled the 1991-2002 civil war, in the town of Koidu in...
KOIDU, Sierra Leone
An artisanal miner pans for diamonds, which fuelled the 1991-2002 civil war, in the town of Koidu in...
An artisanal miner pans for diamonds, which fuelled the 1991-2002 civil war, in the town of Koidu in eastern Sierra Leone April 22, 2012. The U.N. war crimes court trying Charles Taylor for atrocities in Sierra Leone will deliver its verdict on Thursday. Sierra Leone's 11-year conflict from 1991-2002 left over 50,000 dead and became a byword for gratuitous violence, especially the amputation of limbs. A decade later, the West African nation is peaceful, but among the world's poorest. It is due to hold elections in November. Picture taken April 22, 2012. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly (SIERRA LEONE - Tags: BUSINESS COMMODITIES CRIME LAW POLITICS CIVIL UNREST)
ATTENTION EDITORS PICTURE 14 OF 30 FOR PACKAGE 'SIERRA LEONE AFTER CHARLES TAYLOR'
SIERRA LEONE-TAYLOR
RTR316VH
April 25, 2012
Artisanal miner pans for diamonds, which fuelled the 1991-2002 civil war, in the town of Koidu in eastern...
KOIDU, Sierra Leone
Miner pans for diamonds in Koidu in eastern Sierra Leone
Artisanal miner pans for diamonds, which fuelled the 1991-2002 civil war, in the town of Koidu in eastern Sierra Leone, April 21, 2012. The U.N. war crimes court trying Charles Taylor for atrocities in Sierra Leone will deliver its verdict on Thursday. Sierra Leone's 11-year conflict from 1991-2002 left over 50,000 dead and became a byword for gratuitous violence, especially the amputation of limbs. A decade later, the West African nation is peaceful, but among the world's poorest. It is due to hold elections in November. Picture taken April 21, 2012. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly (SIERRA LEONE - Tags: BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT BUSINESS COMMODITIES ENERGY ENVIRONMENT)
SIERRA LEONE-TAYLOR
RTR316VJ
April 25, 2012
Artisanal miner arrives to pan for diamonds, which fuelled the 1991-2002 civil war, in the town of Koidu...
KOIDU, Sierra Leone
Miner arrives to pan for diamonds in Koidu in eastern Sierra Leone
Artisanal miner arrives to pan for diamonds, which fuelled the 1991-2002 civil war, in the town of Koidu in eastern Sierra Leone, April 22, 2012. The U.N. war crimes court trying Charles Taylor for atrocities in Sierra Leone will deliver its verdict on Thursday. Sierra Leone's 11-year conflict from 1991-2002 left over 50,000 dead and became a byword for gratuitous violence, especially the amputation of limbs. A decade later, the West African nation is peaceful, but among the world's poorest. It is due to hold elections in November. Picture taken April 22, 2012. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly (SIERRA LEONE - Tags: ENERGY ENVIRONMENT BUSINESS COMMODITIES BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT)
SIERRA LEONE-TAYLOR
RTR316VK
April 25, 2012
Artisanal miner's pan for diamonds, which fuelled the 1991-2002 civil war, in the town of Koidu in eastern...
KOIDU, Sierra Leone
Miner's pan for diamonds in Koidu in eastern Sierra Leone
Artisanal miner's pan for diamonds, which fuelled the 1991-2002 civil war, in the town of Koidu in eastern Sierra Leone, April 21, 2012. The U.N. war crimes court trying Charles Taylor for atrocities in Sierra Leone will deliver its verdict on Thursday. Sierra Leone's 11-year conflict from 1991-2002 left over 50,000 dead and became a byword for gratuitous violence, especially the amputation of limbs. A decade later, the West African nation is peaceful, but among the world's poorest. It is due to hold elections in November. Picture taken April 21, 2012. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly (SIERRA LEONE)
SIERRA LEONE-TAYLOR
RTR316VL
April 25, 2012
Artisanal miner smokes while panning for diamonds, which fuelled the 1991-2002 civil war, in the town...
KOIDU, Sierra Leone
Miner pans for diamonds in Koidu in eastern Sierra Leone
Artisanal miner smokes while panning for diamonds, which fuelled the 1991-2002 civil war, in the town of Koidu in eastern Sierra Leone, April 21, 2012. The U.N. war crimes court trying Charles Taylor for atrocities in Sierra Leone will deliver its verdict on Thursday. Sierra Leone's 11-year conflict from 1991-2002 left over 50,000 dead and became a byword for gratuitous violence, especially the amputation of limbs. A decade later, the West African nation is peaceful, but among the world's poorest. It is due to hold elections in November. Picture taken April 21, 2012. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly (SIERRA LEONE - Tags: BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT BUSINESS COMMODITIES ENERGY ENVIRONMENT)
SIERRA-LEONE/
RTR3178U
April 25, 2012
An artisanal miner pans for diamonds in the town of Koidu, in eastern Sierra Leone April 21, 2012. Fighting...
KOIDU, Sierra Leone
An artisanal miner pans for diamonds in the town of Koidu in eastern Sierra Leone
An artisanal miner pans for diamonds in the town of Koidu, in eastern Sierra Leone April 21, 2012. Fighting in the 1991-2002 civil war was focused on controlling the diamond fields, and the profits from the stones provided the funding to the warring sides. The U.N. war crimes court trying Charles Taylor for atrocities in Sierra Leone will deliver its verdict on Thursday. Sierra Leone's 11-year conflict from 1991-2002 left over 50,000 dead and became a byword for gratuitous violence, especially the amputation of limbs. A decade later, the West African nation is peaceful, but among the world's poorest. It is due to hold elections in November. Picture taken April 21, 2012. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly (SIERRA LEONE - Tags: BUSINESS COMMODITIES CRIME LAW POLITICS CIVIL UNREST)
ATTENTION EDITORS PICTURE 15 OF 30 FOR PACKAGE 'SIERRA LEONE AFTER CHARLES TAYLOR'
SIERRA LEONE-TAYLOR
RTR316VM
April 25, 2012
Artisanal miner arrives to pan for diamonds in the town of Koidu in eastern Sierra Leone, April 22, 2012....
KOIDU, Sierra Leone
Miner arrives to pan for diamonds in Koidu in eastern Sierra Leone
Artisanal miner arrives to pan for diamonds in the town of Koidu in eastern Sierra Leone, April 22, 2012. Fighting in the 1991-2002 civil war was focused on controlling the diamond fields, and the profits from the stones provided the funding to the warring sides. The U.N. war crimes court trying Charles Taylor for atrocities in Sierra Leone will deliver its verdict on Thursday. Sierra Leone's 11-year conflict from 1991-2002 left over 50,000 dead and became a byword for gratuitous violence, especially the amputation of limbs. A decade later, the West African nation is peaceful, but among the world's poorest. It is due to hold elections in November. Picture taken April 22, 2012. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly (SIERRA LEONE - Tags: BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT)
SIERRA LEONE-TAYLOR
RTR316VP
April 25, 2012
A trader holds a four carat diamond worth about US$8,000 in the town of Koidu in eastern Sierra Leone,...
KOIDU, Sierra Leone
A trader holds a four carat diamond worth about US$8,000 in the town of Koidu in eastern Sierra Leone...
A trader holds a four carat diamond worth about US$8,000 in the town of Koidu in eastern Sierra Leone, April 21, 2012. Fighting in the 1991-2002 civil war was focused on controlling the diamond fields, and the profits from the stones provided the funding to the warring sides. The U.N. war crimes court trying Charles Taylor for atrocities in Sierra Leone will deliver its verdict on Thursday. Sierra Leone's 11-year conflict from 1991-2002 left over 50,000 dead and became a byword for gratuitous violence, especially the amputation of limbs. A decade later, the West African nation is peaceful, but among the world's poorest. It is due to hold elections in November. Picture taken April 21, 2012. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly (SIERRA LEONE - Tags: BUSINESS COMMODITIES)
SIERRA-LEONE/
RTR3178X
April 25, 2012
Diamonds lie on a table beside a mobile phone in the town of Koidu, in eastern Sierra Leone April 21,...
KOIDU, Sierra Leone
Diamonds lie on a table beside a mobile phone in the town of Koidu, in eastern Sierra Leone
Diamonds lie on a table beside a mobile phone in the town of Koidu, in eastern Sierra Leone April 21, 2012. Fighting in the 1991-2002 civil war was focused on controlling the diamond fields, and the profits from the stones provided the funding to the warring sides. The U.N. war crimes court trying Charles Taylor for atrocities in Sierra Leone will deliver its verdict on Thursday. Sierra Leone's 11-year conflict from 1991-2002 left over 50,000 dead and became a byword for gratuitous violence, especially the amputation of limbs. A decade later, the West African nation is peaceful, but among the world's poorest. It is due to hold elections in November. Picture taken April 21, 2012. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly (SIERRA LEONE - Tags: BUSINESS COMMODITIES CRIME LAW POLITICS CIVIL UNREST)
ATTENTION EDITORS PICTURE 16 OF 30 FOR PACKAGE 'SIERRA LEONE AFTER CHARLES TAYLOR'
SIERRA LEONE-TAYLOR
RTR316VQ
April 25, 2012
Sign on the front of a diamond trading shop in the town of Koidu in eastern Sierra Leone, April 21, 2012....
KOIDU, Sierra Leone
Sign on the front of a diamond trading shop in the town of Koidu in eastern Sierra Leone
Sign on the front of a diamond trading shop in the town of Koidu in eastern Sierra Leone, April 21, 2012. Fighting in the 1991-2002 civil war was focused on controlling the diamond fields, and the profits from the stones provided the funding to the warring sides. The U.N. war crimes court trying Charles Taylor for atrocities in Sierra Leone will deliver its verdict on Thursday. Sierra Leone's 11-year conflict from 1991-2002 left over 50,000 dead and became a byword for gratuitous violence, especially the amputation of limbs. A decade later, the West African nation is peaceful, but among the world's poorest. It is due to hold elections in November. Picture taken April 21, 2012. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly (SIERRA LEONE - Tags: BUSINESS COMMODITIES SOCIETY)
SIERRA LEONE-TAYLOR
RTR316VR
April 25, 2012
General view of the landscape near the town of Koidu in eastern Sierra Leone, April 22, 2012. Logging...
KONO, Sierra Leone
General view of the landscape near the town of Koidu in eastern Sierra Leone
General view of the landscape near the town of Koidu in eastern Sierra Leone, April 22, 2012. Logging is illegal in Sierra Leone, but remains the leading cause of environmental degradation, according to the European Union. Population pressure, common slash and burn methods and illegal logging mean the country's bountiful forests could disappear by 2018, according to the Forestry Ministry. Sierra Leone's 11-year conflict from 1991-2002 left over 50,000 dead and became a byword for gratuitous violence, especially the amputation of limbs. A decade later, the West African nation is peaceful, but among the world's poorest. It is due to hold elections in November. Picture taken April 22, 2012. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly (SIERRA LEONE - Tags: SOCIETY)
SIERRA LEONE-TAYLOR
RTR316VS
April 25, 2012
Workers carry charcoal through a slashed and burned area in eastern Sierra Leone, April 20, 2012. Logging...
Makeni, Sierra Leone
Workers carry charcoal through a slashed and burned area in eastern Sierra Leone
Workers carry charcoal through a slashed and burned area in eastern Sierra Leone, April 20, 2012. Logging is illegal in Sierra Leone, but remains the leading cause of environmental degradation, according to the European Union. Population pressure, common slash and burn methods and illegal logging mean the country's bountiful forests could disappear by 2018, according to the Forestry Ministry. Sierra Leone's 11-year conflict from 1991-2002 left over 50,000 dead and became a byword for gratuitous violence, especially the amputation of limbs. A decade later, the West African nation is peaceful, but among the world's poorest. It is due to hold elections in November. Picture taken April 20, 2012. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly (SIERRA LEONE - Tags: ENVIRONMENT BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT)
SIERRA-LEONE/
RTR3178W
April 25, 2012
A hacked stump stands in the midst of a logged area in eastern Sierra Leone April 22, 2012. Logging...
KONO, Sierra Leone
A hacked stump stands in the midst of a logged area in eastern Sierra Leone
A hacked stump stands in the midst of a logged area in eastern Sierra Leone April 22, 2012. Logging is illegal in Sierra Leone, but remains the leading cause of environmental degradation, according to the European Union. Population pressure, common slash and burn methods and illegal logging mean the country's bountiful forests could disappear by 2018, according to the Forestry Ministry. Sierra Leone's 11-year conflict from 1991-2002 left over 50,000 dead and became a byword for gratuitous violence, especially the amputation of limbs. A decade later, the West African nation is peaceful, but among the world's poorest. It is due to hold elections in November. Picture taken April 22, 2012. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly (SIERRA LEONE - Tags: ENVIRONMENT CRIME LAW POLITICS CIVIL UNREST)
ATTENTION EDITORS PICTURE 17 OF 30 FOR PACKAGE 'SIERRA LEONE AFTER CHARLES TAYLOR'
SIERRA-LEONE/
RTR3178Y
April 25, 2012
A worker carries charcoal through a slashed and burned area in eastern Sierra Leone, April 20, 2012....
Makeni, Sierra Leone
A worker carries charcoal through a slashed and burned area in eastern Sierra Leone
A worker carries charcoal through a slashed and burned area in eastern Sierra Leone, April 20, 2012. Logging is illegal in Sierra Leone, but remains the leading cause of environmental degradation, according to the European Union. Population pressure, common slash and burn methods and illegal logging mean the country's bountiful forests could disappear by 2018, according to the Forestry Ministry. Sierra Leone's 11-year conflict from 1991-2002 left over 50,000 dead and became a byword for gratuitous violence, especially the amputation of limbs. A decade later, the West African nation is peaceful, but among the world's poorest. It is due to hold elections in November. Picture taken April 20, 2012. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly (SIERRA LEONE - Tags: ENERGY ENVIRONMENT CRIME LAW POLITICS CIVIL UNREST)
ATTENTION EDITORS PICTURE 18 OF 30 FOR PACKAGE 'SIERRA LEONE AFTER CHARLES TAYLOR'
SIERRA LEONE-TAYLOR
RTR316VT
April 25, 2012
A felled tree lies in a logged area in eastern Sierra Leone, April 22, 2012. Logging is illegal in Sierra...
KONO, Sierra Leone
A felled tree lies in a logged area in eastern Sierra Leone
A felled tree lies in a logged area in eastern Sierra Leone, April 22, 2012. Logging is illegal in Sierra Leone, but remains the leading cause of environmental degradation, according to the European Union. Population pressure, common slash and burn methods and illegal logging mean the country's bountiful forests could disappear by 2018, according to the Forestry Ministry. Sierra Leone's 11-year conflict from 1991-2002 left over 50,000 dead and became a byword for gratuitous violence, especially the amputation of limbs. A decade later, the West African nation is peaceful, but among the world's poorest. It is due to hold elections in November. Picture taken April 22, 2012. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly (SIERRA LEONE - Tags: ENVIRONMENT BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT)
SIERRA-LEONE/
RTR3178V
April 25, 2012
A forest burns in eastern Sierra Leone April 23, 2012. Logging is illegal in Sierra Leone, but remains...
KONO, Sierra Leone
A forest burns in eastern Sierra Leone
A forest burns in eastern Sierra Leone April 23, 2012. Logging is illegal in Sierra Leone, but remains the leading cause of environmental degradation, according to the European Union. Population pressure, common slash and burn methods and illegal logging mean the country's bountiful forests could disappear by 2018, according to the Forestry Ministry. Sierra Leone's 11-year conflict from 1991-2002 left over 50,000 dead and became a byword for gratuitous violence, especially the amputation of limbs. A decade later, the West African nation is peaceful, but among the world's poorest. It is due to hold elections in November. Picture taken April 23, 2012. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly (SIERRA LEONE - Tags: ENVIRONMENT CRIME LAW POLITICS CIVIL UNREST)
ATTENTION EDITORS PICTURE 19 OF 30 FOR PACKAGE 'SIERRA LEONE AFTER CHARLES TAYLOR'
SIERRA LEONE-TAYLOR
RTR316VU
April 25, 2012
A felled tree lies in a logged area in eastern Sierra Leone, April 22, 2012. Logging is illegal in Sierra...
KONO, Sierra Leone
A felled tree lies in a logged area in eastern Sierra Leone
A felled tree lies in a logged area in eastern Sierra Leone, April 22, 2012. Logging is illegal in Sierra Leone, but remains the leading cause of environmental degradation, according to the European Union. Population pressure, common slash and burn methods and illegal logging mean the country's bountiful forests could disappear by 2018, according to the Forestry Ministry. Sierra Leone's 11-year conflict from 1991-2002 left over 50,000 dead and became a byword for gratuitous violence, especially the amputation of limbs. A decade later, the West African nation is peaceful, but among the world's poorest. It is due to hold elections in November. Picture taken April 22, 2012. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly (SIERRA LEONE - Tags: ENVIRONMENT BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT)
SIERRA LEONE-TAYLOR
RTR316VV
April 25, 2012
Cut wood lies by the roadside in eastern Sierra Leone, April 23, 2012. Logging is illegal in Sierra Leone,...
KONO, Sierra Leone
Cut wood lies by the roadside in eastern Sierra Leone
Cut wood lies by the roadside in eastern Sierra Leone, April 23, 2012. Logging is illegal in Sierra Leone, but remains the leading cause of environmental degradation, according to the European Union. Population pressure, common slash and burn methods and illegal logging mean the country's bountiful forests could disappear by 2018, according to the Forestry Ministry. Sierra Leone's 11-year conflict from 1991-2002 left over 50,000 dead and became a byword for gratuitous violence, especially the amputation of limbs. A decade later, the West African nation is peaceful, but among the world's poorest. It is due to hold elections in November. Picture taken April 23, 2012. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly (SIERRA LEONE - Tags: ENVIRONMENT BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT)
SIERRA-LEONE/
RTR3178Z
April 25, 2012
A boy working to make charcoal stands in a slashed and burned area in eastern Sierra Leone April 20,...
Makeni, Sierra Leone
A boy working to make charcoal stands in a slashed and burned area in eastern Sierra Leone
A boy working to make charcoal stands in a slashed and burned area in eastern Sierra Leone April 20, 2012. Logging is illegal in Sierra Leone, but remains the leading cause of environmental degradation, according to the European Union. Population pressure, common slash and burn methods and illegal logging mean the country's bountiful forests could disappear by 2018, according to the Forestry Ministry. Sierra Leone's 11-year conflict from 1991-2002 left over 50,000 dead and became a byword for gratuitous violence, especially the amputation of limbs. A decade later, the West African nation is peaceful, but among the world's poorest. It is due to hold elections in November. Picture taken April 20, 2012. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly (SIERRA LEONE - Tags: ENERGY ENVIRONMENT CRIME LAW POLITICS CIVIL UNREST)
ATTENTION EDITORS PICTURE 20 OF 30 FOR PACKAGE 'SIERRA LEONE AFTER CHARLES TAYLOR'
SIERRA LEONE-TAYLOR
RTR316VW
April 25, 2012
A worker carries charcoal in a slashed and burned area in eastern Sierra Leone, April 20, 2012. Logging...
Makeni, Sierra Leone
A worker carries charcoal in a slashed and burned area in eastern Sierra Leone
A worker carries charcoal in a slashed and burned area in eastern Sierra Leone, April 20, 2012. Logging is illegal in Sierra Leone, but remains the leading cause of environmental degradation, according to the European Union. Population pressure, common slash and burn methods and illegal logging mean the country's bountiful forests could disappear by 2018, according to the Forestry Ministry. Sierra Leone's 11-year conflict from 1991-2002 left over 50,000 dead and became a byword for gratuitous violence, especially the amputation of limbs. A decade later, the West African nation is peaceful, but among the world's poorest. It is due to hold elections in November. Picture taken April 20, 2012. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly (SIERRA LEONE - Tags: ENVIRONMENT BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT)
SIERRA-LEONE
RTR30YQ0
April 19, 2012
A woman uses a net to try and catch fish in a pool of water near the mining town of Bumbuna April 19,...
BUMBUNA, Sierra Leone
A woman uses a net to try and catch fish in a pool of water in Bumbuna
A woman uses a net to try and catch fish in a pool of water near the mining town of Bumbuna April 19, 2012. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly (SIERRA LEONE - Tags: SOCIETY)
SIERRA-LEONE
RTR30YOR
April 19, 2012
Sulaiman Conteh, 25, stands in front of his empty kiosk which he said was looted on Wednesday by police...
BUMBUNA, Sierra Leone
Sulaiman Conteh stands in front of his empty kiosk which was looted by police in Bumbuna
Sulaiman Conteh, 25, stands in front of his empty kiosk which he said was looted on Wednesday by police who opened fire on a crowd of protesters in the mining town of Bumbuna April 19, 2012. A woman was shot and killed and several others were wounded when police opened fire on a crowd protesting wages and working conditions at the British mining company African Minerals on Wednesday, according to witnesses, hospital staff and police officials. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly (SIERRA LEONE - Tags: CRIME LAW ENERGY CIVIL UNREST)
SIERRA-LEONE
RTR30YOU
April 19, 2012
Kelly Conteh, 27, lies in hospital with a gunshot wound to the head after police opened fire on a crowd...
BUMBUNA, Sierra Leone
Kelly Conteh lies in hospital with a head wound after police opened fire at protesters in Bumbuna
Kelly Conteh, 27, lies in hospital with a gunshot wound to the head after police opened fire on a crowd of protesters in the mining town of Bumbuna April 19, 2012. A woman was shot and killed and several others were wounded when police opened fire on a crowd protesting wages and working conditions at the British mining company African Minerals on Wednesday, according to witnesses, hospital staff and police officials. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly (SIERRA LEONE - Tags: CIVIL UNREST ENERGY)
SIERRA-LEONE
RTR30YP2
April 19, 2012
KadiatuKauma, 24, sits in hospital with gunshot wounds to her arm, stomach and back after police opened...
BUMBUNA, Sierra Leone
KadiatuKauma sits in hospital with gunshot wounds after police opened fire on protesters in Bumbuna
KadiatuKauma, 24, sits in hospital with gunshot wounds to her arm, stomach and back after police opened fire on a crowd of protesters in the mining town of Bumbuna April 19, 2012. A woman was shot and killed and several others were wounded when police opened fire on a crowd protesting wages and working conditions at the British mining company African Minerals on Wednesday, according to witnesses, hospital staff and police officials. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly (SIERRA LEONE - Tags: CIVIL UNREST ENERGY)
SIERRA-LEONE/
RTR30ZA4
April 20, 2012
A man has his weekly haircut in the city of Makeni in Sierra Leone, April 20, 2012. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly...
Makeni, Sierra Leone
A man has his weekly haircut in the city of Makeni in Sierra Leone
A man has his weekly haircut in the city of Makeni in Sierra Leone, April 20, 2012. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly (SIERRA LEONE - Tags: SOCIETY)
SIERRA-LEONE/
RTR30ZAK
April 20, 2012
Kadidiatu Swaray, 18, (L) and her friend Mabinty Bangura, 15, arrive for class at the Every Nation Academy...
Makeni, Sierra Leone
Swaray and her friend Bangura arrive for school in the city of Makeni in Sierra Leone
Kadidiatu Swaray, 18, (L) and her friend Mabinty Bangura, 15, arrive for class at the Every Nation Academy private school in the city of Makeni in Sierra Leone, April 20, 2012. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly (SIERRA LEONE - Tags: EDUCATION SOCIETY)
SIERRA-LEONE/
RTR31792
April 25, 2012
Girls selling sweets watch from their makeshift kiosk as other boys and girls their age (not pictured)...
Makeni, Sierra Leone
Girls selling sweets watch from makeshift kiosk as other boys and girls attend school in the city of...
Girls selling sweets watch from their makeshift kiosk as other boys and girls their age (not pictured) attend a school in the city of Makeni in Sierra Leone April 20, 2012. Sierra Leone's 11-year conflict from 1991-2002 left over 50,000 dead and became a byword for gratuitous violence, especially the amputation of limbs. A decade later, the West African nation is peaceful, but among the world's poorest. It is due to hold elections in November. Picture taken April 20, 2012. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly (SIERRA LEONE - Tags: CRIME LAW POLITICS CIVIL UNREST)
ATTENTION EDITORS PICTURE 23 OF 30 FOR PACKAGE 'SIERRA LEONE AFTER CHARLES TAYLOR'
SIERRA-LEONE/
RTR31793
April 25, 2012
Komba Nyanku (L), 12, who wants to become a lawyer, and his friend, Abdoulaye Marrah, 12, who dreams...
KOIDU, Sierra Leone
Komba Nyanku and his friend Abdoulaye Marrah pose for portrait in the town of Koidu in eastern Sierra...
Komba Nyanku (L), 12, who wants to become a lawyer, and his friend, Abdoulaye Marrah, 12, who dreams of being a pilot, pose for a portrait in the town of Koidu in eastern Sierra Leone April 21, 2012. Neither of the boys have money to pay school fees. The U.N. war crimes court trying former Liberian President Charles Taylor for atrocities in Sierra Leone will deliver its verdict on Thursday. Sierra Leone's 11-year conflict from 1991-2002 left over 50,000 dead and became a byword for gratuitous violence, especially the amputation of limbs. A decade later, the West African nation is peaceful, but among the world's poorest. It is due to hold elections in November. Picture taken April 21, 2012. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly (SIERRA LEONE - Tags: CRIME LAW POLITICS CIVIL UNREST)
ATTENTION EDITORS PICTURE 24 OF 30 FOR PACKAGE 'SIERRA LEONE AFTER CHARLES TAYLOR'
SIERRA LEONE-TAYLOR
RTR316VX
April 25, 2012
Elizabeth Leno poses for a portrait in the town of Small Sefoda in eastern Sierra Leone, April 21, 2012....
Small Sefoda, Sierra Leone
Elizabeth Leno poses for a portrait in the town of Small Sefoda in eastern Sierra Leone
Elizabeth Leno poses for a portrait in the town of Small Sefoda in eastern Sierra Leone, April 21, 2012. The U.N. war crimes court trying former Liberian President Charles Taylor for atrocities in Sierra Leone will deliver its verdict on Thursday. Sierra Leone's 11-year conflict from 1991-2002 left over 50,000 dead and became a byword for gratuitous violence, especially the amputation of limbs. A decade later, the West African nation is peaceful, but among the world's poorest. It is due to hold elections in November. Picture taken April 21, 2012. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly (SIERRA LEONE - Tags: PROFILE)
SIERRA-LEONE/
RTR31794
April 25, 2012
Sia Mondeh, 12, who would like to become a lawyer, poses for a portrait in Koidu in eastern Sierra Leone...
KOIDU, Sierra Leone
Sia Mondeh, 12, who would like to become a lawyer, poses for a portrait in Koidu in eastern Sierra Leone...
Sia Mondeh, 12, who would like to become a lawyer, poses for a portrait in Koidu in eastern Sierra Leone April 21, 2012. Mondeh has no money for school fees. The U.N. war crimes court trying former Liberian President Charles Taylor for atrocities in Sierra Leone will deliver its verdict on Thursday. Sierra Leone's 11 year conflict from 1991-2002 left over 50,000 dead and became a byword for gratuitous violence, especially the amputation of limbs. A decade later, the West African nation is peaceful, but among the world's poorest. It is due to hold elections in November. Picture taken April 21, 2012. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly (SIERRA LEONE - Tags: CRIME LAW POLITICS CIVIL UNREST)
ATTENTION EDITORS PICTURE 25 OF 30 FOR PACKAGE 'SIERRA LEONE AFTER CHARLES TAYLOR'
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