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EU-SUMMIT/PROTEST
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July 17, 2020
A woman wearing a protective mask stands in front of police officers as she attends a protest against...
Brussels, Belgium
EU leaders summit in Brussels
A woman wearing a protective mask stands in front of police officers as she attends a protest against Cameroonian government outside the European Council headquarters, during the first face-to-face EU summit since the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Brussels, Belgium July 17, 2020. REUTERS/Johanna Geron
EU-SUMMIT/PROTEST
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July 17, 2020
A woman uses a megaphone as she attends a protest against Cameroonian government outside the European...
Brussels, Belgium
EU leaders summit in Brussels
A woman uses a megaphone as she attends a protest against Cameroonian government outside the European Council headquarters, during the first face-to-face EU summit since the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Brussels, Belgium July 17, 2020. REUTERS/Johanna Geron
EU-SUMMIT/PROTEST
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July 17, 2020
A woman wearing a protective mask stands in front of a police officer as she attends a protest against...
Brussels, Belgium
EU leaders summit in Brussels
A woman wearing a protective mask stands in front of a police officer as she attends a protest against Cameroonian government outside the European Council headquarters, during the first face-to-face EU summit since the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Brussels, Belgium July 17, 2020. REUTERS/Johanna Geron
EU-SUMMIT/PROTEST
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July 17, 2020
A woman reacts as she attends a protest against Cameroonian government outside the European Council headquarters...
Brussels, Belgium
EU leaders summit in Brussels
A woman reacts as she attends a protest against Cameroonian government outside the European Council headquarters during the first face-to-face EU summit since the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Brussels, Belgium July 17, 2020. REUTERS/Johanna Geron
EU-SUMMIT/PROTEST
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July 17, 2020
A man gestures as he attends a protest against Cameroonian government outside the European Council headquarters...
Brussels, Belgium
EU leaders summit in Brussels
A man gestures as he attends a protest against Cameroonian government outside the European Council headquarters during the first face-to-face EU summit since the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Brussels, Belgium July 17, 2020. REUTERS/Johanna Geron
EU-SUMMIT/PROTEST
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July 17, 2020
People attend a protest against Cameroonian government outside the European Council headquarters during...
Brussels, Belgium
EU leaders summit in Brussels
People attend a protest against Cameroonian government outside the European Council headquarters during the first face-to-face EU summit since the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Brussels, Belgium July 17, 2020. REUTERS/Johanna Geron
EU-SUMMIT/PROTEST
RTS3KBGJ
July 17, 2020
People attend a protest against Cameroonian government outside the European Council headquarters during...
Brussels, Belgium
EU leaders summit in Brussels
People attend a protest against Cameroonian government outside the European Council headquarters during the first face-to-face EU summit since the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Brussels, Belgium July 17, 2020. REUTERS/Johanna Geron
EU-SUMMIT/PROTEST
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July 17, 2020
People attend a protest against Cameroonian government outside the European Council headquarters during...
Brussels, Belgium
EU leaders summit in Brussels
People attend a protest against Cameroonian government outside the European Council headquarters during the first face-to-face EU summit since the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Brussels, Belgium July 17, 2020. REUTERS/Johanna Geron
EU-SUMMIT/PROTEST
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July 17, 2020
People attend a protest against Cameroonian government outside the European Council headquarters during...
Brussels, Belgium
EU leaders summit in Brussels
People attend a protest against Cameroonian government outside the European Council headquarters during the first face-to-face EU summit since the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Brussels, Belgium July 17, 2020. REUTERS/Johanna Geron
GLOBAL-RACE/CAMEROON-STATUES
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July 07, 2020
Andre Blaise Essama, a Cameroonian activist who wants to purge his country of colonial-era symbols dusts...
DOUALA, Cameroon
Andre Blaise Essama, a Cameroonian activist who wants to purge his country of colonial-era symbols dusts...
Andre Blaise Essama, a Cameroonian activist who wants to purge his country of colonial-era symbols dusts off the statue of Maurice Kamto, the Cameroon's main political opponent, exhibited in his house in Douala, Cameroon July 2, 2020. Picture taken July 2, 2020. REUTERS/Josiane Kouagheu
GLOBAL-RACE/CAMEROON-STATUES
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July 07, 2020
Andre Blaise Essama, a Cameroonian activist who wants to purge his country of colonial-era symbols, ...
DOUALA, Cameroon
Andre Blaise Essama, a Cameroonian activist who wants to purge his country of colonial-era symbols, ...
Andre Blaise Essama, a Cameroonian activist who wants to purge his country of colonial-era symbols, is pictured in front of a statue of the unknown soldier, erected in memory of French soldiers, sailors and allies in Douala, Cameroon July 2, 2020. Picture taken July 2, 2020. REUTERS/Josiane Kouagheu
GLOBAL-RACE/CAMEROON-STATUES
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July 07, 2020
Andre Blaise Essama, a Cameroonian activist who wants to purge his country of colonial-era symbols, cheers...
DOUALA, Cameroon
Andre Blaise Essama, a Cameroonian activist who wants to purge his country of colonial-era symbols, cheers...
Andre Blaise Essama, a Cameroonian activist who wants to purge his country of colonial-era symbols, cheers with his supporters in front of a statue of late international football player Samuel Mbappe Leppe, who is considered to be the greatest Cameroonian footballer of the time, in Douala, Cameroon July 2, 2020. Picture taken July 2, 2020. REUTERS/Josiane Kouagheu
GLOBAL-RACE/CAMEROON-STATUES
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July 07, 2020
Andre Blaise Essama, a Cameroonian activist who wants to purge his country of colonial-era symbols, ...
DOUALA, Cameroon
Andre Blaise Essama, a Cameroonian activist who wants to purge his country of colonial-era symbols, ...
Andre Blaise Essama, a Cameroonian activist who wants to purge his country of colonial-era symbols, is pictured in front of a statue of the unknown soldier, erected in memory of French soldiers, sailors and allies in Douala, Cameroon July 2, 2020. Picture taken July 2, 2020. REUTERS/Josiane Kouagheu
GLOBAL-RACE/CAMEROON-STATUES
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July 07, 2020
Andre Blaise Essama, a Cameroonian activist who wants to purge his country of colonial-era symbols, ...
DOUALA, Cameroon
Andre Blaise Essama, a Cameroonian activist who wants to purge his country of colonial-era symbols, ...
Andre Blaise Essama, a Cameroonian activist who wants to purge his country of colonial-era symbols, is pictured in front of a statue of the unknown soldier, erected in memory of French soldiers, sailors and allies, in Douala, Cameroon July 2, 2020. Picture taken July 2, 2020. REUTERS/Josiane Kouagheu
GLOBAL-RACE/CAMEROON-STATUES
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July 07, 2020
Andre Blaise Essama, a Cameroonian activist who wants to purge his country of colonial-era symbols, cheers...
DOUALA, Cameroon
Andre Blaise Essama, a Cameroonian activist who wants to purge his country of colonial-era symbols, cheers...
Andre Blaise Essama, a Cameroonian activist who wants to purge his country of colonial-era symbols, cheers as he stands beside a statue of late international football player Samuel Mbappe Leppe, who is considered to be the greatest Cameroonian footballer of the time, in Douala, Cameroon July 2, 2020. Picture taken July 2, 2020. REUTERS/Josiane Kouagheu
GLOBAL-RACE/CAMEROON-STATUES
RTS3I9GQ
July 07, 2020
Andre Blaise Essama, a Cameroonian activist who wants to purge his country of colonial-era symbols walks...
DOUALA, Cameroon
Andre Blaise Essama, a Cameroonian activist who wants to purge his country of colonial-era symbols walks...
Andre Blaise Essama, a Cameroonian activist who wants to purge his country of colonial-era symbols walks beside his bicycle in Douala, Cameroon July 2, 2020. Picture taken July 2, 2020. REUTERS/Josiane Kouagheu
GLOBAL-RACE/CAMEROON-STATUES
RTS3I9G8
July 07, 2020
Andre Blaise Essama, a Cameroonian activist who wants to purge his country of colonial-era symbols, walks...
DOUALA, Cameroon
Andre Blaise Essama, a Cameroonian activist who wants to purge his country of colonial-era symbols, walks...
Andre Blaise Essama, a Cameroonian activist who wants to purge his country of colonial-era symbols, walks beside his bicycle in Douala, Cameroon July 2, 2020. Picture taken July 2, 2020. REUTERS/Josiane Kouagheu
HEALTH-CORONAVIRUS/DIBANGO
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March 24, 2020
Cameroonian saxophonist Manu Dibango attends the opening ceremony of the 9th edition of MASA (Market...
Abidjan, Cote D'Ivoire
Cameroonian saxophonist Dibango attends 9th edition of MASA in Abidjan
Cameroonian saxophonist Manu Dibango attends the opening ceremony of the 9th edition of MASA (Market for African Performing Arts) at the culture palace of Abidjan, Ivory Coast March 5, 2016. Picture taken March 5, 2016. REUTERS/Luc Gnago
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Cameroonian girls defy prejudice to pursue soccer dreams
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Cameroonian girls defy prejudice to pursue soccer dreams
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SOCCER-CAMEROON/GIRLS
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May 22, 2019
Gaelle Dule Asheri, 17, a soccer player, who is amongst the first wave of girls being trained by professional...
Yaounde, Cameroon
The Wider Image: Cameroonian girls defy prejudice to pursue soccer dreams
Gaelle Dule Asheri, 17, a soccer player, who is amongst the first wave of girls being trained by professional coaches at the Rails Foot Academy, gets dressed to attend the training session of the female U17 team at the Rail Football Academy field in Yaounde, Cameroon, May 1, 2019. Asheri never gave up her dream despite strong opposition from her mother who feared she would lose her daughter to a "men's game". "I used to train with boys, so with boys there were some exercises I was not allowed to do because I am a girl," she said. When she first started playing soccer in the dirt streets near her home, she was the only girl on the informal neighbourhood teams. "I picked up the ball, I kicked it and I never looked back," Asheri said, recalling the childhood street soccer games with her male cousins and neighbours. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra SEARCH "CAMEROON GIRLS" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
SOCCER-CAMEROON/GIRLS
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May 22, 2019
Gaelle Dule Asheri, 17, a soccer player, who is amongst the first wave of girls being trained by professional...
Yaounde, Cameroon
The Wider Image: Cameroonian girls defy prejudice to pursue soccer dreams
Gaelle Dule Asheri, 17, a soccer player, who is amongst the first wave of girls being trained by professional coaches at the Rails Foot Academy (RFA), attends a training session of the female U17 team at the RFA field in Yaounde, Cameroon, May 1, 2019. Asheri never gave up her dream despite strong opposition from her mother who feared she would lose her daughter to a "men's game". "I used to train with boys, so with boys there were some exercises I was not allowed to do because I am a girl," she said. When she first started playing soccer in the dirt streets near her home, she was the only girl on the informal neighbourhood teams. "I picked up the ball, I kicked it and I never looked back," Asheri said, recalling the childhood street soccer games with her male cousins and neighbours. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra SEARCH "CAMEROON GIRLS" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
SOCCER-CAMEROON/GIRLS
RTX6W0O4
May 22, 2019
When Gaelle Asheri first started playing soccer in the dirt streets near her home in Cameroon's capital,...
Yaounde, Cameroon
The Wider Image: Cameroonian girls defy prejudice to pursue soccer dreams
When Gaelle Asheri first started playing soccer in the dirt streets near her home in Cameroon's capital, she was the only girl on the informal neighbourhood teams. Asheri, 17, and her teammate Ida Pouadjeu, 16, are now among the first wave of girls being trained by professional coaches at the Rails Foot Academy (RFA) in Yaounde. It was set up in January to foster female soccer talent in a country where many still see the sport as a man's game. Global interest in women's soccer is growing and FIFA hopes over a billion viewers will tune in to watch the Women's World Cup in June. Cameroon's national side, known as the Indomitable Lionesses, was one of three African teams to qualify. Its star player, Gaelle Enganamouit, was the brains behind RFA - the West African country's first female soccer academy. Her own experience as a young player in Yaounde showed her that it was important for women to have their own space to train, she told FIFA in January. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra SEARCH "CAMEROON GIRLS" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY. Matching text: SOCCER-CAMEROON/GIRLS
SOCCER-CAMEROON/GIRLS
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May 22, 2019
Ida Daniela Pouadjeu (L), 16, a soccer player, attends her training session with her U17 team, who are...
Yaounde, Cameroon
The Wider Image: Cameroonian girls defy prejudice to pursue soccer dreams
Ida Daniela Pouadjeu (L), 16, a soccer player, attends her training session with her U17 team, who are amongst the first wave of girls being trained by professional coaches at the Rails Foot Academy at the Rail's field in Yaounde, Cameroon May 2, 2019. Pouadjeu is angry about people's attitude towards female soccer players. An orphan, she was brought up by her aunt who once warned her against playing football saying she would end up sleeping with all the girls at the academy. Pouadjeu says she uses that anger every day on the pitch. "I train hard to succeed and to prove them all wrong," she said. "I've seen Gaelle (Enganamouit) play on TV. I've never missed one of her matches. She plays so well, I want to be like her." REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra SEARCH "CAMEROON GIRLS" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
SOCCER-CAMEROON/GIRLS
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May 22, 2019
A girl soccer player who is amongst the first wave of girls being trained by professional coaches at...
Yaounde, Cameroon
The Wider Image: Cameroonian girls defy prejudice to pursue soccer dreams
A girl soccer player who is amongst the first wave of girls being trained by professional coaches at the Rails Foot Academy (RFA), attends a training session at the RFA field in Yaounde, Cameroon, May 1, 2019. The academy was set up in January to foster female soccer talent in a country where many still see the sport as a man's game. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra SEARCH "CAMEROON GIRLS" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
SOCCER-CAMEROON/GIRLS
RTX6W0NP
May 22, 2019
Ida Daniela Pouadjeu, 16, a soccer player who is amongst the first wave of girls being trained by professional...
Yaounde, Cameroon
The Wider Image: Cameroonian girls defy prejudice to pursue soccer dreams
Ida Daniela Pouadjeu, 16, a soccer player who is amongst the first wave of girls being trained by professional coaches at the Rails Foot Academy, smiles as she sits on her bed in Yaounde, Cameroon, May 3, 2019. Pouadjeu is angry about people's attitude towards female soccer players. An orphan, she was brought up by her aunt who once warned her against playing football saying she would end up sleeping with all the girls at the academy. Pouadjeu says she uses that anger every day on the pitch. "I train hard to succeed and to prove them all wrong," she said. "I've seen Gaelle (Enganamouit) play on TV. I've never missed one of her matches. She plays so well, I want to be like her." REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra SEARCH "CAMEROON GIRLS" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
SOCCER-CAMEROON/GIRLS
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May 22, 2019
Ida Daniela Pouadjeu (C), 16, a soccer player, who is amongst the first wave of girls being trained by...
Yaounde, Cameroon
The Wider Image: Cameroonian girls defy prejudice to pursue soccer dreams
Ida Daniela Pouadjeu (C), 16, a soccer player, who is amongst the first wave of girls being trained by professional coaches at the Rails Foot Academy, is seen with her aunt Rosalie Tchamkou (L) and her sister Kevine at their house in Yaounde, Cameroon, May 3, 2019. Pouadjeu is angry about people's attitude towards female soccer players. An orphan, she was brought up by her aunt who once warned her against playing football saying she would end up sleeping with all the girls at the academy. Pouadjeu says she uses that anger every day on the pitch. "I train hard to succeed and to prove them all wrong," she said. "I've seen Gaelle (Enganamouit) play on TV. I've never missed one of her matches. She plays so well, I want to be like her." REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra SEARCH "CAMEROON GIRLS" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
SOCCER-CAMEROON/GIRLS
RTX6W0NL
May 22, 2019
Gaelle Dule Asheri, 17, a soccer player, who is amongst the first wave of girls being trained by professional...
Yaounde, Cameroon
The Wider Image: Cameroonian girls defy prejudice to pursue soccer dreams
Gaelle Dule Asheri, 17, a soccer player, who is amongst the first wave of girls being trained by professional coaches at the Rails Foot Academy, celebrates scoring a goal with a teammate during a friendly match in Yaounde, Cameroon, May 4, 2019. Asheri never gave up her dream despite strong opposition from her mother who feared she would lose her daughter to a "men's game". "I used to train with boys, so with boys there were some exercises I was not allowed to do because I am a girl," she said. When she first started playing soccer in the dirt streets near her home, she was the only girl on the informal neighbourhood teams. "I picked up the ball, I kicked it and I never looked back," Asheri said, recalling the childhood street soccer games with her male cousins and neighbours. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra SEARCH "CAMEROON GIRLS" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
SOCCER-CAMEROON/GIRLS
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May 22, 2019
Gaelle Dule Asheri, 17, a soccer player, who is amongst the first wave of girls being trained by professional...
Yaounde, Cameroon
The Wider Image: Cameroonian girls defy prejudice to pursue soccer dreams
Gaelle Dule Asheri, 17, a soccer player, who is amongst the first wave of girls being trained by professional coaches at the Rails Foot Academy, plays football with her friends outside her house in Yaounde, Cameroon, May 3, 2019. Asheri never gave up her dream despite strong opposition from her mother who feared she would lose her daughter to a "men's game". "I used to train with boys, so with boys there were some exercises I was not allowed to do because I am a girl," she said. When she first started playing soccer in the dirt streets near her home, she was the only girl on the informal neighbourhood teams. "I picked up the ball, I kicked it and I never looked back," Asheri said, recalling the childhood street soccer games with her male cousins and neighbours. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra SEARCH "CAMEROON GIRLS" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
SOCCER-CAMEROON/GIRLS
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May 22, 2019
Gaelle Dule Asheri, 17, a soccer player, who is amongst the first wave of girls being trained by professional...
Yaounde, Cameroon
The Wider Image: Cameroonian girls defy prejudice to pursue soccer dreams
Gaelle Dule Asheri, 17, a soccer player, who is amongst the first wave of girls being trained by professional coaches at the Rails Foot Academy, plays football with her friends outside her house in Yaounde, Cameroon, May 3, 2019. Asheri never gave up her dream despite strong opposition from her mother who feared she would lose her daughter to a "men's game". "I used to train with boys, so with boys there were some exercises I was not allowed to do because I am a girl," she said. When she first started playing soccer in the dirt streets near her home, she was the only girl on the informal neighbourhood teams. "I picked up the ball, I kicked it and I never looked back," Asheri said, recalling the childhood street soccer games with her male cousins and neighbours. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra SEARCH "CAMEROON GIRLS" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
SOCCER-CAMEROON/GIRLS
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May 22, 2019
Gaelle Dule Asheri, 17, a soccer player, who is amongst the first wave of girls being trained by professional...
Yaounde, Cameroon
The Wider Image: Cameroonian girls defy prejudice to pursue soccer dreams
Gaelle Dule Asheri, 17, a soccer player, who is amongst the first wave of girls being trained by professional coaches at the Rails Foot Academy, eats and talks to her mother Fouda Marie-Bernadette as she sits on her bed in Yaounde, Cameroon, May 4, 2019. Asheri never gave up her dream despite strong opposition from her mother who feared she would lose her daughter to a "men's game". "I used to train with boys, so with boys there were some exercises I was not allowed to do because I am a girl," she said. When she first started playing soccer in the dirt streets near her home, she was the only girl on the informal neighbourhood teams. "I picked up the ball, I kicked it and I never looked back," Asheri said, recalling the childhood street soccer games with her male cousins and neighbours. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra SEARCH "CAMEROON GIRLS" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
SOCCER-CAMEROON/GIRLS
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May 22, 2019
Gaelle Dule Asheri, 17, a soccer player, who is amongst the first wave of girls being trained by professional...
Yaounde, Cameroon
The Wider Image: Cameroonian girls defy prejudice to pursue soccer dreams
Gaelle Dule Asheri, 17, a soccer player, who is amongst the first wave of girls being trained by professional coaches at the Rails Foot Academy, watches TV with her father Emmanuel in their sitting room in Yaounde, Cameroon, May 2, 2019. Asheri never gave up her dream despite strong opposition from her mother who feared she would lose her daughter to a "men's game". "I used to train with boys, so with boys there were some exercises I was not allowed to do because I am a girl," she said. When she first started playing soccer in the dirt streets near her home, she was the only girl on the informal neighbourhood teams. "I picked up the ball, I kicked it and I never looked back," Asheri said, recalling the childhood street soccer games with her male cousins and neighbours. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra SEARCH "CAMEROON GIRLS" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
SOCCER-CAMEROON/GIRLS
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May 22, 2019
Gaelle Dule Asheri, 17, a soccer player, who is amongst the first wave of girls being trained by professional...
Yaounde, Cameroon
The Wider Image: Cameroonian girls defy prejudice to pursue soccer dreams
Gaelle Dule Asheri, 17, a soccer player, who is amongst the first wave of girls being trained by professional coaches at the Rails Foot Academy, attends a course at a bilingual high school as she prepares for her final baccalaureate exams in Yaounde, Cameroon, May 2, 2019. Asheri never gave up her dream despite strong opposition from her mother who feared she would lose her daughter to a "men's game". "I used to train with boys, so with boys there were some exercises I was not allowed to do because I am a girl," she said. When she first started playing soccer in the dirt streets near her home, she was the only girl on the informal neighbourhood teams. "I picked up the ball, I kicked it and I never looked back," Asheri said, recalling the childhood street soccer games with her male cousins and neighbours. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra SEARCH "CAMEROON GIRLS" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
SOCCER-CAMEROON/GIRLS
RTX6W0NA
May 22, 2019
Gaelle Enganamouit, the founder of Rails Foot Academy (RFA), is depicted on the facade of a hairdressers'...
Yaounde, Cameroon
The Wider Image: Cameroonian girls defy prejudice to pursue soccer dreams
Gaelle Enganamouit, the founder of Rails Foot Academy (RFA), is depicted on the facade of a hairdressers' shop in Yaounde, Cameroon, May 2, 2019. Enganamouit, the star player of Cameroon's team known as the Indomitable Lionesses, one of three African teams to qualify for the Women's World Cup in June, was the brains behind RFA - the West African country's first female soccer academy. Her own experience as a young player in Yaounde showed her that it was important for women to have their own space to train, she told FIFA in January. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra SEARCH "CAMEROON GIRLS" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
SOCCER-CAMEROON/GIRLS
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May 22, 2019
Gaelle Dule Asheri, 17, a soccer player, who is amongst the first wave of girls being trained by professional...
Yaounde, Cameroon
The Wider Image: Cameroonian girls defy prejudice to pursue soccer dreams
Gaelle Dule Asheri, 17, a soccer player, who is amongst the first wave of girls being trained by professional coaches at the Rails Foot Academy, leaves her house, as she walks to a bilingual high school in Yaounde, Cameroon, May 2, 2019. Asheri never gave up her dream despite strong opposition from her mother who feared she would lose her daughter to a "men's game". "I used to train with boys, so with boys there were some exercises I was not allowed to do because I am a girl," she said. When she first started playing soccer in the dirt streets near her home, she was the only girl on the informal neighbourhood teams. "I picked up the ball, I kicked it and I never looked back," Asheri said, recalling the childhood street soccer games with her male cousins and neighbours. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra SEARCH "CAMEROON GIRLS" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
SOCCER-CAMEROON/GIRLS
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May 22, 2019
Gaelle Dule Asheri (C), 17, a soccer player, who is amongst the first wave of girls being trained by...
Yaounde, Cameroon
The Wider Image: Cameroonian girls defy prejudice to pursue soccer dreams
Gaelle Dule Asheri (C), 17, a soccer player, who is amongst the first wave of girls being trained by professional coaches at the Rails Foot Academy (RFA), challenges U15 team players during their friendly match in the RFA field in Yaounde, Cameroon, May 4, 2019. Asheri never gave up her dream despite strong opposition from her mother who feared she would lose her daughter to a "men's game". "I used to train with boys, so with boys there were some exercises I was not allowed to do because I am a girl," she said. When she first started playing soccer in the dirt streets near her home, she was the only girl on the informal neighbourhood teams. "I picked up the ball, I kicked it and I never looked back," Asheri said, recalling the childhood street soccer games with her male cousins and neighbours. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra SEARCH "CAMEROON GIRLS" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
SOCCER-CAMEROON/GIRLS
RTX6W0N6
May 22, 2019
Gaelle Dule Asheri, 17, a soccer player, who is amongst the first wave of girls being trained by professional...
Yaounde, Cameroon
The Wider Image: Cameroonian girls defy prejudice to pursue soccer dreams
Gaelle Dule Asheri, 17, a soccer player, who is amongst the first wave of girls being trained by professional coaches at the Rails Foot Academy, prepares before her training session in the Rails district field in Yaounde, Cameroon, May 2, 2019. Asheri never gave up her dream despite strong opposition from her mother who feared she would lose her daughter to a "men's game". "I used to train with boys, so with boys there were some exercises I was not allowed to do because I am a girl," she said. When she first started playing soccer in the dirt streets near her home, she was the only girl on the informal neighbourhood teams. "I picked up the ball, I kicked it and I never looked back," Asheri said, recalling the childhood street soccer games with her male cousins and neighbours. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra SEARCH "CAMEROON GIRLS" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
SOCCER-CAMEROON/GIRLS
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May 22, 2019
Gaelle Dule Asheri, 17, a soccer player, who is amongst the first wave of girls being trained by professional...
Yaounde, Cameroon
The Wider Image: Cameroonian girls defy prejudice to pursue soccer dreams
Gaelle Dule Asheri, 17, a soccer player, who is amongst the first wave of girls being trained by professional coaches at the Rails Foot Academy, washes dishes outside her house in Yaounde, Cameroon, May 3, 2019. Asheri never gave up her dream despite strong opposition from her mother who feared she would lose her daughter to a "men's game". "I used to train with boys, so with boys there were some exercises I was not allowed to do because I am a girl," she said. When she first started playing soccer in the dirt streets near her home, she was the only girl on the informal neighbourhood teams. "I picked up the ball, I kicked it and I never looked back," Asheri said, recalling the childhood street soccer games with her male cousins and neighbours. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra SEARCH "CAMEROON GIRLS" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
SOCCER-CAMEROON/GIRLS
RTX6W0N2
May 22, 2019
Gaelle Dule Asheri (L), 17, a soccer player, who is amongst the first wave of girls being trained by...
Yaounde, Cameroon
The Wider Image: Cameroonian girls defy prejudice to pursue soccer dreams
Gaelle Dule Asheri (L), 17, a soccer player, who is amongst the first wave of girls being trained by professional coaches at the Rails Foot Academy, walks with her classmates at a bilingual high school where she prepares for her final baccalaureate exams in Yaounde, Cameroon, May 2, 2019. Asheri never gave up her dream despite strong opposition from her mother who feared she would lose her daughter to a "men's game". "I used to train with boys, so with boys there were some exercises I was not allowed to do because I am a girl," she said. When she first started playing soccer in the dirt streets near her home, she was the only girl on the informal neighbourhood teams. "I picked up the ball, I kicked it and I never looked back," Asheri said, recalling the childhood street soccer games with her male cousins and neighbours. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra SEARCH "CAMEROON GIRLS" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
SOCCER-CAMEROON/GIRLS
RTX6W0N0
May 22, 2019
Gaelle Dule Asheri (2nd L), 17, a soccer player, who is amongst the first wave of girls being trained...
Yaounde, Cameroon
The Wider Image: Cameroonian girls defy prejudice to pursue soccer dreams
Gaelle Dule Asheri (2nd L), 17, a soccer player, who is amongst the first wave of girls being trained by professional coaches at the Rails Foot Academy, talks to her classmates at a bilingual high school where she prepares for her final baccalaureate exams in Yaounde, Cameroon, May 2, 2019. Asheri never gave up her dream despite strong opposition from her mother who feared she would lose her daughter to a "men's game". "I used to train with boys, so with boys there were some exercises I was not allowed to do because I am a girl," she said. When she first started playing soccer in the dirt streets near her home, she was the only girl on the informal neighbourhood teams. "I picked up the ball, I kicked it and I never looked back," Asheri said, recalling the childhood street soccer games with her male cousins and neighbours. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra SEARCH "CAMEROON GIRLS" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
SOCCER-CAMEROON/GIRLS
RTX6W0MZ
May 22, 2019
People sit on train tracks as they watch a friendly match between U15, a boys team and U17, a team of...
Yaounde, Cameroon
The Wider Image: Cameroonian girls defy prejudice to pursue soccer dreams
People sit on train tracks as they watch a friendly match between U15, a boys team and U17, a team of first wave of girls being trained by professional coaches of the Rails Foot Academy (RFA), at the RFA field in Yaounde, Cameroon, May 4, 2019. Gaelle Enganamouit, the star player of Cameroon's team known as the Indomitable Lionesses, one of three African teams to qualify for the Women's World Cup in June, was the brains behind RFA - the West African country's first female soccer academy. Her own experience as a young player in Yaounde showed her that it was important for women to have their own space to train, she told FIFA in January. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra SEARCH "CAMEROON GIRLS" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
SOCCER-CAMEROON/GIRLS
RTX6W0MY
May 22, 2019
Gaelle Dule Asheri, 17, a soccer player, who is amongst the first wave of girls being trained by professional...
Yaounde, Cameroon
The Wider Image: Cameroonian girls defy prejudice to pursue soccer dreams
Gaelle Dule Asheri, 17, a soccer player, who is amongst the first wave of girls being trained by professional coaches at the Rails Foot Academy, jokes with her teammates before their training session in the Rails district field in Yaounde, Cameroon, May 2, 2019. Asheri never gave up her dream despite strong opposition from her mother who feared she would lose her daughter to a "men's game". "I used to train with boys, so with boys there were some exercises I was not allowed to do because I am a girl," she said. When she first started playing soccer in the dirt streets near her home, she was the only girl on the informal neighbourhood teams. "I picked up the ball, I kicked it and I never looked back," Asheri said, recalling the childhood street soccer games with her male cousins and neighbours. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra SEARCH "CAMEROON GIRLS" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
SOCCER-CAMEROON/GIRLS
RTX6W0MU
May 22, 2019
Emmanuel Eteme Biolo, a girls' U17 team coach, talks with his team during half-time of the match at the...
Yaounde, Cameroon
The Wider Image: Cameroonian girls defy prejudice to pursue soccer dreams
Emmanuel Eteme Biolo, a girls' U17 team coach, talks with his team during half-time of the match at the Rail Foot Academy field in Yaounde, Cameroon, May 4, 2019. The academy currently trains around 70 girls, most of whom come from poor backgrounds and would otherwise not be able to afford even their own soccer boots, said Biolo. "Here they have everything: coaches, jerseys, training equipment, a physiotherapist, and the guidance we give them all the time. Gaelle Enganamouit really wants these kids to be the next generation," he said. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra SEARCH "CAMEROON GIRLS" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
SOCCER-CAMEROON/GIRLS
RTX6W0MT
May 22, 2019
Soccer players Gaelle Dule Asheri, 17, and Ida Daniela Pouadjeu, 16, who are amongst the first wave of...
Yaounde, Cameroon
The Wider Image: Cameroonian girls defy prejudice to pursue soccer dreams
Soccer players Gaelle Dule Asheri, 17, and Ida Daniela Pouadjeu, 16, who are amongst the first wave of girls being trained by professional coaches at the Rails Foot Academy, sit on the grass as they speak after their friendly match with male U15 in Yaounde, Cameroon, May 4, 2019. Both girls initially faced opposition from family members who were worried that the sport was unfeminine. But neither have been deterred by such prejudice. "I picked up the ball, I kicked it and I never looked back," Asheri said, recalling the childhood street soccer games with her male cousins and neighbours. "I've seen Gaelle (Enganamouit) play on TV. I've never missed one of her matches. She plays so well, I want to be like her," Pouadjeu said. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra SEARCH "CAMEROON GIRLS" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
SOCCER-CAMEROON/GIRLS
RTX6W0MS
May 22, 2019
Girl soccer players from U17, who are amongst the first wave of girls being trained by professional coaches...
Yaounde, Cameroon
The Wider Image: Cameroonian girls defy prejudice to pursue soccer dreams
Girl soccer players from U17, who are amongst the first wave of girls being trained by professional coaches at the Rails Foot Academy (RFA), attend a training session at the RFA field in Yaounde, Cameroon, May 1, 2019. Gaelle Enganamouit, the star player of Cameroon's team known as the Indomitable Lionesses, one of three African teams to qualify for the Women's World Cup in June, was the brains behind RFA - the West African country's first female soccer academy. Her own experience as a young player in Yaounde showed her that it was important for women to have their own space to train, she told FIFA in January. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra SEARCH "CAMEROON GIRLS" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
SOCCER-CAMEROON/GIRLS
RTX6W0MO
May 22, 2019
Ida Daniela Pouadjeu, 16, a soccer player, who is amongst the first wave of girls being trained by professional...
Yaounde, Cameroon
The Wider Image: Cameroonian girls defy prejudice to pursue soccer dreams
Ida Daniela Pouadjeu, 16, a soccer player, who is amongst the first wave of girls being trained by professional coaches at the Rails Foot Academy, arrives home after school in Yaounde, Cameroon, May 3, 2019. Pouadjeu is angry about people's attitude towards female soccer players. An orphan, she was brought up by her aunt who once warned her against playing football saying she would end up sleeping with all the girls at the academy. Pouadjeu says she uses that anger every day on the pitch. "I train hard to succeed and to prove them all wrong," she said. "I've seen Gaelle (Enganamouit) play on TV. I've never missed one of her matches. She plays so well, I want to be like her." REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra SEARCH "CAMEROON GIRLS" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
WOMENS-DAY/FRANCE-PRIZE
RTX6Q6WG
March 08, 2019
France's President Emmanuel Macron, Cameroonian activist Aissa Doumara Ngatansou and Brigitte Macron...
Paris, France
France's President Emmanuel Macron, Cameroonian activist Aissa Doumara Ngatansou and Brigitte Macron...
France's President Emmanuel Macron, Cameroonian activist Aissa Doumara Ngatansou and Brigitte Macron pose at the end of the Simone Veil prize presentation, at the Elysee Palace, in Paris, France March 8, 2019. Thibault Camus/Pool via REUTERS
WOMENS-DAY/FRANCE-PRIZE
RTX6Q6WE
March 08, 2019
Cameroonian activist Aissa Doumara Ngatansou delivers a speech after she received the Simone Veil prize,...
Paris, France
Cameroonian activist Aissa Doumara Ngatansou delivers a speech after she received the Simone Veil prize,...
Cameroonian activist Aissa Doumara Ngatansou delivers a speech after she received the Simone Veil prize, at the Elysee Palace, in Paris, France March 8, 2019. Thibault Camus/Pool via REUTERS
WOMENS-DAY/FRANCE-PRIZE
RTX6Q6WD
March 08, 2019
Cameroonian activist Aissa Doumara Ngatansou delivers a speech after she received the Simone Veil prize,...
Paris, France
Cameroonian activist Aissa Doumara Ngatansou delivers a speech after she received the Simone Veil prize,...
Cameroonian activist Aissa Doumara Ngatansou delivers a speech after she received the Simone Veil prize, at the Elysee Palace, in Paris, France March 8, 2019. Thibault Camus/Pool via REUTERS
WOMENS-DAY/FRANCE-PRIZE
RTX6Q6WC
March 08, 2019
Pierre-Francois Veil, Cameroonian activist Aissa Doumara Ngatansou, France President's Emmanuel Macron,...
Paris, France
Pierre-Francois Veil, Cameroonian activist Aissa Doumara Ngatansou, France President's Emmanuel Macron,...
Pierre-Francois Veil, Cameroonian activist Aissa Doumara Ngatansou, France President's Emmanuel Macron, Delphine Horvilleur and Jean Veil pose for a picture during the presentation of the Simone Veil prize, at the Elysee Palace, in Paris, France March 8, 2019. Thibault Camus/Pool via REUTERS
CAMEROON-ELECTION/
RTX6E7TG
October 07, 2018
Security guard walks beside the car of Cameroonian president Paul Biya as he leaves after casting his...
Yaounde, Cameroon
Security guard walks beside the car of Cameroonian president Paul Biya as he leaves after casting his...
Security guard walks beside the car of Cameroonian president Paul Biya as he leaves after casting his ballot during the presidential election, in Yaounde, Cameroon October 7, 2018. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra
CAMEROON-ELECTION/
RTX6E7TE
October 07, 2018
Security guard walks beside the car of Cameroonian president Paul Biya as he leaves after casting his...
Yaounde, Cameroon
Security guard walks beside the car of Cameroonian president Paul Biya as he leaves after casting his...
Security guard walks beside the car of Cameroonian president Paul Biya as he leaves after casting his ballot during the presidential election, in Yaounde, Cameroon October 7, 2018. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra
CAMEROON-ELECTION/
RTX6E7TD
October 07, 2018
Cameroonian president Paul Biya is pictured through his car window after casting his ballot during the...
Yaounde, Cameroon
Cameroonian president Paul Biya is pictured through his car window after casting his ballot during the...
Cameroonian president Paul Biya is pictured through his car window after casting his ballot during the presidential election, in Yaounde, Cameroon October 7, 2018. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra
CAMEROON-ELECTION/
RTX6E6T7
October 07, 2018
Soldiers run outside a polling station where Cameroonian President Paul Biya voted for the presidential...
Yaounde, Cameroon
Soldiers run outside a polling station where Cameroonian President Paul Biya voted for the presidential...
Soldiers run outside a polling station where Cameroonian President Paul Biya voted for the presidential election in Yaounde, Cameroon October 7, 2018. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra
CAMEROON-ELECTION/
RTX6E6T5
October 07, 2018
A policewoman stands guard outside the polling station where Cameroonian President Paul Biya casted his...
Yaounde, Cameroon
A policewoman stands guard outside the polling station where Cameroonian President Paul Biya casted his...
A policewoman stands guard outside the polling station where Cameroonian President Paul Biya casted his ballot during the presidential election in Yaounde, Cameroon October 7, 2018. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra
CAMEROON-ELECTION/
RTX6E6SV
October 07, 2018
Cameroonian President Paul Biya waves as he leaves the polling station after casting his ballot for the...
Yaounde, Cameroon
Cameroonian President Paul Biya waves as he leaves the polling station after casting his ballot for the...
Cameroonian President Paul Biya waves as he leaves the polling station after casting his ballot for the presidential election in Yaounde, Cameroon October 7, 2018. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra
CAMEROON-ELECTION/
RTX6E6SO
October 07, 2018
Security guards walk outside the polling station where Cameroonian President Paul Biya voted for the...
Yaounde, Cameroon
Security guards walk outside the polling station where Cameroonian President Paul Biya voted for the...
Security guards walk outside the polling station where Cameroonian President Paul Biya voted for the presidential election in Yaounde, Cameroon October 7, 2018. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra
CAMEROON-ELECTION/
RTX6E6SG
October 07, 2018
Security guards stand near the car of Cameroonian President Paul Biya as he leaves after casting his...
Yaounde, Cameroon
Security guards stand near the car of Cameroonian President Paul Biya as he leaves after casting his...
Security guards stand near the car of Cameroonian President Paul Biya as he leaves after casting his ballot for the presidential election in Yaounde, Cameroon October 7, 2018. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra
CAMEROON-ELECTION/
RTX6E6RX
October 07, 2018
Cameroonian President Paul Biya casts his ballot while his wife Chantal watches during the presidential...
Yaounde, Cameroon
Cameroonian President Paul Biya casts his ballot while his wife Chantal watches during the presidential...
Cameroonian President Paul Biya casts his ballot while his wife Chantal watches during the presidential election in Yaounde, Cameroon October 7, 2018. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra
CAMEROON-ELECTION/
RTX6E6PW
October 07, 2018
Cameroonian President Paul Biya's wife, Chantal, casts her ballot at a polling station during the presidential...
Yaounde, Cameroon
Cameroonian President Paul Biya's wife, Chantal, casts her ballot at a polling station during the presidential...
Cameroonian President Paul Biya's wife, Chantal, casts her ballot at a polling station during the presidential election in Yaounde, Cameroon October 7, 2018. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra
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