Marcus Bleasdale - Rape of a Nation

, 'A child gold miner in Watsa, northeastern Congo. Months before the child was forced to be a child soldier to gain control of the gold mine,' 2004, Anastasia Photo

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A child gold miner in Watsa, northeastern Congo. Months before the child was forced to be a child soldier to gain control of the gold mine, 2004

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, 'A child soldier with the Mayi-Mayi militia waits in Kanyabyonga as CNDP rebels advance. He was recruited while young men in the area were being abducted by the rebel forces. He didn’t want to be forced to fight, so he volunteered with the Mayi-Mayi,' 2008, Anastasia Photo

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A child soldier with the Mayi-Mayi militia waits in Kanyabyonga as CNDP rebels advance. He was recruited while young men in the area were being abducted by the rebel forces. He didn’t want to be forced to fight, so he volunteered with the Mayi-Mayi, 2008

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, 'The Catholic mission near Kanyabayonga is sanctuary to many as clashes between CNDP rebels and government forces rage a few kilometers away,' 2008, Anastasia Photo

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The Catholic mission near Kanyabayonga is sanctuary to many as clashes between CNDP rebels and government forces rage a few kilometers away, 2008

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, 'Ina Maluba, four, from Mabwe village, waits to be treated for malaria in a hospital operated by the aid group Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF.) His mother looks after another child, who suffers from acute malnourishment,' 2005, Anastasia Photo

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Ina Maluba, four, from Mabwe village, waits to be treated for malaria in a hospital operated by the aid group Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF.) His mother looks after another child, who suffers from acute malnourishment, 2005

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, 'The funeral of ten-month-old Mapenzi Boloma who died from diarrhea and vomiting a few days after arriving in the Gety camp. She was one of eighteen people who died that day, just before the historic elections in Congo,' 2006, Anastasia Photo

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The funeral of ten-month-old Mapenzi Boloma who died from diarrhea and vomiting a few days after arriving in the Gety camp. She was one of eighteen people who died that day, just before the historic elections in Congo, 2006

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, 'Early Morning Prayers,' 2006, Anastasia Photo

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Early Morning Prayers, 2006

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, 'A UN armoured personnel carrier responds to fighting in the bush, Ituri district,' 2006, Anastasia Photo

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A UN armoured personnel carrier responds to fighting in the bush, Ituri district, 2006

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, 'Opangi Molati, five, in Tchomia camp after being displaced by nearby fighting. Around 30,000 displaced people live in this area with limited supplies and virtually no international help,' 2006, Anastasia Photo

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Opangi Molati, five, in Tchomia camp after being displaced by nearby fighting. Around 30,000 displaced people live in this area with limited supplies and virtually no international help, 2006

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, 'Children play in the floodwaters of the Congo River in rainy season. Villages are transformed and flooded in this period, leaving inhabitants living in boats 4-5 months out of the year,' 2000, Anastasia Photo

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Children play in the floodwaters of the Congo River in rainy season. Villages are transformed and flooded in this period, leaving inhabitants living in boats 4-5 months out of the year, 2000

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, 'A child gold miner in Watsa, northeastern Congo,' 2004, Anastasia Photo

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A child gold miner in Watsa, northeastern Congo, 2004

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, 'Too Young to Fight,' 2003, Anastasia Photo

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Too Young to Fight, 2003

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, 'Sudanese displaced take refuge under a tree in Disa, Northern Darfur out of the heat of the day and out of view of the Antanov responsible for the bombing. There are estimated to be 2,000,000 displaced in Darfur who are trapped on the east, west and south by government troops and in the north by the desert wasteland which will likely claim the lives of their livestock and weaker members of their family,' 2004, Anastasia Photo

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Sudanese displaced take refuge under a tree in Disa, Northern Darfur out of the heat of the day and out of view of the Antanov responsible for the bombing. There are estimated to be 2,000,000 displaced in Darfur who are trapped on the east, west and south by government troops and in the north by the desert wasteland which will likely claim the lives of their livestock and weaker members of their family, 2004

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, 'Children at a center for street kids in Kinshasa. Many children are made homeless after being accused of being sorcerers when a family suffers bad luck and economic hardship,' 2005, Anastasia Photo

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Children at a center for street kids in Kinshasa. Many children are made homeless after being accused of being sorcerers when a family suffers bad luck and economic hardship, 2005

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, 'Displaced people bring back water to their camp in Goma after fleeing fighting in Karuba and Mushake. Fighting rages between government forces and rebels in Karuba, North Kivu province,' 2007, Anastasia Photo

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Displaced people bring back water to their camp in Goma after fleeing fighting in Karuba and Mushake. Fighting rages between government forces and rebels in Karuba, North Kivu province, 2007

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, 'Lake Upemba, Katanga province.,' 2005, Anastasia Photo

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Lake Upemba, Katanga province., 2005

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