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West Point, Monrovia, Liberia

This peninsula community in the heart of Monrovia lies between Mamba Point and the Mesurado River on the inland side, and the Atlantic Ocean. The sand peninsula encompasses approximately 4 square kilometers and is home to 75,000 people. Many parts … Continue reading

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Johnson Street, Monrovia

“We choose hope over fear ” Relic from a better time. Johnson Street, Monrovia, Liberia.

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rubber recycling

Recycling old truck tires, Mr. David carves spacers to adapt car suspensions for high-clearance backroad driving. Bungee cords from inner tubes, washers for plumbing, soles for your shoes, there is little that can’t be cut from an old piece of … Continue reading

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manicure on Benson

Ma Jessica sits in front of her home on Benson Street in downtown Monrovia, attended by two manicurists painting her nails.

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downpour on Mechlin Street

A sudden downpour in Monrovia stops pedestrians on Mechlin Street. Monrovia, the capitol city with most rainfall, can exceed five meters in a year, with heaviest rainfalls of nearly a meter accumulating in June and again in July. Reduced sunshine … Continue reading

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Sunday rain

A rainy Sunday morning, downtown Monrovia. Brother and sister linger, too shy for a picture. Finally gathering courage, they overcome their reluctance, flashing a smile to brighten an otherwise dismal day.

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rain in Monrovia

Crossing a rain-swollen intersection on Benson Street, a carpenter plods through floodwaters to deliver door-frames by cart. So far, the storms are mostly short-lived, but can drop a lot of rain quickly. If your timing is lucky, you can find … Continue reading

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Gurley Street football

A goalie chills while waiting for close play. Gurley Street football makes creative use of water jugs and curbs to mark goal lines. Curbside goals let cars pass through the pitch. Cars and people on sidewalks beware the constant threat … Continue reading

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tropical color

Tropical color on a Sunday afternoon, Gurley Street, where boys gather for streetball, girls return from church, and men sit on the stoop of shuttered tailor shops in conversation. Monrovia, Liberia.

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