Bissau, Republic of Guinea-Bissau - February 11, 2018: Street scene in the city of Bissau with people at the Praca dos Herois Nacionais, in Guinea-Bissau, West Africa

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Built on a low-lying estuary where the Gêba River flows into the Atlantic, apart from the hectic traffic, Bissau is a low-key, unassuming capital. On the main artery from the airport to the center, sputtering taxis and toca-tocas jostle for space with SUVs sporting decals from international aid organizations. Crowds of shoppers at roadside markets have little more elbow room.


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