A man walks in front of the Great Mosque on December 2, 2010 in Conakry, as Guinea waited anxiously today for the Supreme Court to confirm presidential election results. Opposition leader Alpha Conde was announced the victor of Guinea's first democratic election since independence on November 15 with 52.5 percent of votes over rival Cellou Dalein Diallo who scored 47.5 percent, sparking accusations of voting fraud. AFP PHOTO / PASCAL GUYOT        (Photo credit should read PASCAL GUYOT/AFP/Getty Images)

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Conakry doesn't try to please its guests, and yet, slowly, many are eventually won over by its charms. From the pungent fishing port of Boulbinet and the street kitchens of Coronthie to the containers-turned-shops of Taouyah, this city goes about its business noisily and with ingenuity, proud and unruffled by the visitor's gaze.


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