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"Highway to Hell" was reportedly can be best suited for this picture ... This was a few weeks that I was in the Congo and I started just to accept the transition from the free, honest and friendly Burkina ...
It was my first time in the “North” and takes advantage of the late afternoon for a trip by canoe on the Alima. After 2h, return to "port" of Oyo, presidential capital. A timid "Yamoussoukro" in a way ... A few hundred meters away, I noticed a gathering of people and military (presidential guard with purple berets) ...
The first lesson of Congo ... Legacy of the Marxist influence and mark of a far-sighted democracy a camera in the hands of a “Moundélé” is first suspect a few distance from the presidential city, and especially good opportunity to make black money ... Arrested, stripped of passports and took away to the house of the commander of the port by non friendly and armed soldiers...
Threats, intimidations, multiple controls of the "pieces", palavers, breech slappings from Kalach ' and especially the D200 which passes from hand to hand, menaced at any moment to fall heavily...
Four hours later and 40,000 CFA lost, I went out free with my camera and shots (digital helps) ...
Lucky, but keep in mind basics are never applicable every where… and especialy in such arreas you will be spoted and past guilty.

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