Hundreds of passengers disembark to stretch their legs when their river barge reaches Malaku, the last stop before the Democratic Republic of Congo's capital, Kinshasa. After traveling without shelter for as long as a monthcrowded together with their belongings, livestock, furniture, and wares for salesome passengers are so fed up with the voyage that they travel the final leg to Kinshasa by road.
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Photograph copyright 2002, Patrick Robert, from A Day in the Life of Africa