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A Congolese government soldier wearing a wig smokes by the roadside near the front line, north of Goma in eastern Congo, November 11, 2008. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

A Congolese government soldier wearing a wig smokes by the roadside near the front line, north of Goma in eastern Congo, November 11, 2008. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

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Tailor Boniface Buhoro embraces his three-year-old son Sadiki on the floor of his tent as heavy shooting breaks out nearby at Kibati refugee camp in eastern Congo November 9, 2008. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

Tailor Boniface Buhoro embraces his three-year-old son Sadiki on the floor of his tent as heavy shooting breaks out nearby at Kibati refugee camp in eastern Congo November 9, 2008. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

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A woman displaced by war prays during a Sunday service in an outdoor church at the Don Bosco center in Goma in eastern Congo November 23, 2008. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

A woman displaced by war prays during a Sunday service in an outdoor church at the Don Bosco center in Goma in eastern Congo November 23, 2008. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

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A woman leans on a family member in a crowd gathered to receive food aid in Rutshuru, 70 km (50 miles) north of Goma in eastern Congo, November 14, 2008. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

A woman leans on a family member in a crowd gathered to receive food aid in Rutshuru, 70 km (50 miles) north of Goma in eastern Congo, November 14, 2008. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

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A severely malnourished infant hangs limp from her mother's back at a catholic mission feeding center in rebel-held Rutshuru, 70kms (50 miles) north of Goma in eastern Congo, November 13, 2008. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

A severely malnourished infant hangs limp from her mother's back at a catholic mission feeding center in rebel-held Rutshuru, 70kms (50 miles) north of Goma in eastern Congo, November 13, 2008. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

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Sisters displaced by war stand in front of a makeshift hut made from banana leaves at Bulengo camp just outside Goma in eastern Congo, February 26, 2009. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

Sisters displaced by war stand in front of a makeshift hut made from banana leaves at Bulengo camp just outside Goma in eastern Congo, February 26, 2009. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

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Domitra Mbonigaba N'Bahunde, 53, who fears her sons are dead, stands in a refugee camp in Kiwanja, 70km (50 miles) north of Goma in eastern Congo, November 11, 2008. N'Bahunde believes her sons, aged 20 and 23, may have been killed when rebels captured Kiwanja and dozens of young males of fighting age were found shot dead in their homes. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

Domitra Mbonigaba N'Bahunde, 53, who fears her sons are dead, stands in a refugee camp in Kiwanja, 70km (50 miles) north of Goma in eastern Congo, November 11, 2008. N'Bahunde believes her sons, aged 20 and 23, may have been killed when rebels captured Kiwanja and dozens of young males of fighting age were found shot dead in their homes. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

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A mother breastfeeds her two malnourished infants at a catholic mission feeding center in rebel-held Rutshuru, 70kms (50 miles) north of Goma in eastern Congo, November 13, 2008. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

A mother breastfeeds her two malnourished infants at a catholic mission feeding center in rebel-held Rutshuru, 70kms (50 miles) north of Goma in eastern Congo, November 13, 2008. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

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Serafin Nyanzaba, 17, who has been displaced by war, wears a newly done traditional Congolese hair style at the Don Bosco center in Goma, November 20, 2008. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

Serafin Nyanzaba, 17, who has been displaced by war, wears a newly done traditional Congolese hair style at the Don Bosco center in Goma, November 20, 2008. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

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Money changer Kwami Longange poses for a portrait on a streetcorner in Goma in eastern Congo, February 9, 2009. Longange, nicknamed "le Bon" - the Good - is a Sappeur, the local name for a dandy dresser. He has some 200 different matching outfits that he wears to work as a money changer and musician. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

Money changer Kwami Longange poses for a portrait on a streetcorner in Goma in eastern Congo, February 9, 2009. Longange, nicknamed "le Bon" - the Good - is a Sappeur, the local name for a dandy dresser. He has some 200 different matching outfits that he wears to work as a money changer and musician. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

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Ano Mboligikpelani, 12, holds her sister, Honrine Ngbadulezele, 2, in the village of Bangadi in northeastern Congo, February 19, 2009. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

Ano Mboligikpelani, 12, holds her sister, Honrine Ngbadulezele, 2, in the village of Bangadi in northeastern Congo, February 19, 2009. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

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A Congolese government soldier lies with his weapon at the frontline near Kibati, north of Goma in eastern Congo, November 12, 2008. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

A Congolese government soldier lies with his weapon at the frontline near Kibati, north of Goma in eastern Congo, November 12, 2008. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

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Roger Mbuliundo stands beside the body of his father Dieudonne Kulimbo, 60, who was shot and killed in the bush near Dungu in northeastern Congo, February 17, 2009. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

Roger Mbuliundo stands beside the body of his father Dieudonne Kulimbo, 60, who was shot and killed in the bush near Dungu in northeastern Congo, February 17, 2009. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

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A prisoner with bound wrists pleads while being beaten by government soldiers just outside Goma in eastern Congo, November 23, 2008. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

A prisoner with bound wrists pleads while being beaten by government soldiers just outside Goma in eastern Congo, November 23, 2008. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

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Prisoners are loaded onto a truck and surrounded by government soldiers just outside Goma in eastern Congo, November 23, 2008. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

Prisoners are loaded onto a truck and surrounded by government soldiers just outside Goma in eastern Congo, November 23, 2008. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

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A prisoner with bound wrists pleads while being beaten by government soldiers just outside Goma in eastern Congo, November 23, 2008. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

A prisoner with bound wrists pleads while being beaten by government soldiers just outside Goma in eastern Congo, November 23, 2008. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

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A prisoner (C) screams while being beaten by government troops just outside Goma in eastern Congo, November 23, 2008. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

A prisoner (C) screams while being beaten by government troops just outside Goma in eastern Congo, November 23, 2008. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

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A Congolese government soldier sits at the frontline near Kibati, north of Goma in eastern Congo, November 12, 2008. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

A Congolese government soldier sits at the frontline near Kibati, north of Goma in eastern Congo, November 12, 2008. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

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Refugees walk past the body of a Congolese government soldier lying on the road at the front line near Kibati, north of Goma in eastern Congo November 12, 2008. Two soldiers, both shot through the head, were killed in a sharp exchange of artillery, mortar, rocket and machinegun fire late on Tuesday a few kilometres from a refugee camp at Kibati sheltering 80,000 civilians displaced by violence. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

Refugees walk past the body of a Congolese government soldier lying on the road at the front line near Kibati, north of Goma in eastern Congo November 12, 2008. Two soldiers, both shot through the head, were killed in a sharp exchange of artillery, mortar, rocket and machinegun fire late on Tuesday a few kilometres from a refugee camp at Kibati sheltering 80,000 civilians displaced by violence. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

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A dead Congolese government soldier lies on the road at the front line near Kibati, north of Goma in eastern Congo, November 12, 2008. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

A dead Congolese government soldier lies on the road at the front line near Kibati, north of Goma in eastern Congo, November 12, 2008. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

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Raindrops cling to the fingertips of a dead Congolese government soldier lying on the road at the frontline near Kibati, north of Goma in eastern Congo, November 12, 2008. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

Raindrops cling to the fingertips of a dead Congolese government soldier lying on the road at the frontline near Kibati, north of Goma in eastern Congo, November 12, 2008. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

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A dead Congolese government soldier lies on the road at the front line near Kibati, north of Goma in eastern Congo, November 12, 2008. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

A dead Congolese government soldier lies on the road at the front line near Kibati, north of Goma in eastern Congo, November 12, 2008. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

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The burned corpse of a traditional Mai Mai fighter lies on a blanket a day after clashes in the village of Kirumba in eastern Congo November 19, 2008. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

The burned corpse of a traditional Mai Mai fighter lies on a blanket a day after clashes in the village of Kirumba in eastern Congo November 19, 2008. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

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A woman displaced by war sleeps on her belongings at the Don Bosco center in Goma in eastern Congo, November 20, 2008. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

A woman displaced by war sleeps on her belongings at the Don Bosco center in Goma in eastern Congo, November 20, 2008. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

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War-displaced people mourn at the funeral of Leon Biliyo, 60, who died from malaria in Ngalima in northeastern Congo February 21, 2009. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

War-displaced people mourn at the funeral of Leon Biliyo, 60, who died from malaria in Ngalima in northeastern Congo February 21, 2009. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

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A woman displaced by fighting kneels on the ground while awaiting aid delivery at Kibati, north of Goma in eastern Congo, November 12, 2008. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

A woman displaced by fighting kneels on the ground while awaiting aid delivery at Kibati, north of Goma in eastern Congo, November 12, 2008. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

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War-displaced and severely malnourished Fiston Bahati, 2, lies on a bed at the International Medical Corps theraputic feeding center at Virunga hospital in Goma, eastern Congo, February 27, 2009. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

War-displaced and severely malnourished Fiston Bahati, 2, lies on a bed at the International Medical Corps theraputic feeding center at Virunga hospital in Goma, eastern Congo, February 27, 2009. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

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Gold miners form a human chain while digging an open pit at the Chudja mine in the Kilomoto concession near the village of Kobu, 100 km (62 miles) from Bunia in north-eastern Congo, February 23, 2009. Civil conflict in Congo has been driven for more than a decade by the violent struggle for control over the country's vast natural resources, including gold, diamonds and timber, most of which is exploited using hard manual labour....more

Gold miners form a human chain while digging an open pit at the Chudja mine in the Kilomoto concession near the village of Kobu, 100 km (62 miles) from Bunia in north-eastern Congo, February 23, 2009. Civil conflict in Congo has been driven for more than a decade by the violent struggle for control over the country's vast natural resources, including gold, diamonds and timber, most of which is exploited using hard manual labour. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

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Gold miners form a human chain, passing pans of mud up a slope, then throwing the empty pans down again, while digging an open pit at the Chudja mine in the Kilomoto concession near the village of Kobu, 100 km (62 miles) from Bunia in north-eastern Congo, February 23, 2009. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

Gold miners form a human chain, passing pans of mud up a slope, then throwing the empty pans down again, while digging an open pit at the Chudja mine in the Kilomoto concession near the village of Kobu, 100 km (62 miles) from Bunia in north-eastern Congo, February 23, 2009. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

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A gold miner inspects a rock while digging a pit at the Chudja mine in the Kilomoto concession near the village of Kobu, 100 km (62 miles) from Bunia in northeastern Congo, February 23, 2009. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

A gold miner inspects a rock while digging a pit at the Chudja mine in the Kilomoto concession near the village of Kobu, 100 km (62 miles) from Bunia in northeastern Congo, February 23, 2009. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

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Gold miners form a human chain while digging an open pit at the Chudja mine in the Kilomoto concession near the village of Kobu, 100 km (62 miles) from Bunia in north-eastern Congo, February 23, 2009. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

Gold miners form a human chain while digging an open pit at the Chudja mine in the Kilomoto concession near the village of Kobu, 100 km (62 miles) from Bunia in north-eastern Congo, February 23, 2009. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

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A member of a local self-defense force runs in the village of Bangadi in northeastern Congo, February 18, 2009. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

A member of a local self-defense force runs in the village of Bangadi in northeastern Congo, February 18, 2009. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

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A member of a local self defense force walks in the village of Bangadi in northeastern Congo, February 19, 2009. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

A member of a local self defense force walks in the village of Bangadi in northeastern Congo, February 19, 2009. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

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Villagers who have formed a local self defense force move during a training session in the village of Bangadi in northeastern Congo February 18, 2009. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

Villagers who have formed a local self defense force move during a training session in the village of Bangadi in northeastern Congo February 18, 2009. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

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A fighter from the FDLR rebel group, which is being hunted by the Rwandan and Congolese armies, stands guard deep in the bush of eastern Congo, February 6, 2009. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

A fighter from the FDLR rebel group, which is being hunted by the Rwandan and Congolese armies, stands guard deep in the bush of eastern Congo, February 6, 2009. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

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A fighter from the FDLR rebel group, which is being hunted by the Rwandan and Congolese army, stands lookout deep in the bush of eastern Congo, February 6, 2009. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

A fighter from the FDLR rebel group, which is being hunted by the Rwandan and Congolese army, stands lookout deep in the bush of eastern Congo, February 6, 2009. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

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A fighter from the FDLR rebel group, which is being hunted by the Rwandan and Congolese army, moves through the forest in the mountains of eastern Congo, February 6, 2009. Rwanda and Congo are undertaking a joint operation to flush out the FDLR, a Hutu extremist group that includes former Interahamwe killers who committed the 1994 Rwandan genocide before fleeing into the lawless wilds of eastern Congo, where they have been at the...more

A fighter from the FDLR rebel group, which is being hunted by the Rwandan and Congolese army, moves through the forest in the mountains of eastern Congo, February 6, 2009. Rwanda and Congo are undertaking a joint operation to flush out the FDLR, a Hutu extremist group that includes former Interahamwe killers who committed the 1994 Rwandan genocide before fleeing into the lawless wilds of eastern Congo, where they have been at the root of 15 years of unrest that has killed some five millions people, most from hunger and disease. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO)

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A fighter from the FDLR rebel group, which is being hunted by the Rwandan and Congolese army, rests deep in the bush of eastern Congo, February 6, 2009. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

A fighter from the FDLR rebel group, which is being hunted by the Rwandan and Congolese army, rests deep in the bush of eastern Congo, February 6, 2009. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

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A woman displaced by fighting stands outside her shelter at a refugee camp at Kibati in eastern Congo, November 10, 2008. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

A woman displaced by fighting stands outside her shelter at a refugee camp at Kibati in eastern Congo, November 10, 2008. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

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A nurse dresses the machete wounds on the head of Jean-Marie Anigbishe, 45, who was attacked by Ugandan Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) rebels near Ngalima in northeastern Congo February 21, 2009. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

A nurse dresses the machete wounds on the head of Jean-Marie Anigbishe, 45, who was attacked by Ugandan Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) rebels near Ngalima in northeastern Congo February 21, 2009. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

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A war-displaced mother nurses one of her three-day-old twins at the hospital at Ngalima in northeastern Congo February 21, 2009. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

A war-displaced mother nurses one of her three-day-old twins at the hospital at Ngalima in northeastern Congo February 21, 2009. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

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Government soldiers with bullet wounds sit in the hospital a day after clashes in the village of Kayna in eastern Congo November 19, 2008. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

Government soldiers with bullet wounds sit in the hospital a day after clashes in the village of Kayna in eastern Congo November 19, 2008. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

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A woman who has recently undergone surgery sits at the general hospital at Dungu in northeastern Congo, February 17, 2009. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

A woman who has recently undergone surgery sits at the general hospital at Dungu in northeastern Congo, February 17, 2009. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

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Severely malnourished Sadiki Basilaki, 9, receives a mug of milk at a catholic mission feeding center in Rutshuru, 70kms (50 miles) north of Goma in eastern Congo, November 13, 2008. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

Severely malnourished Sadiki Basilaki, 9, receives a mug of milk at a catholic mission feeding center in Rutshuru, 70kms (50 miles) north of Goma in eastern Congo, November 13, 2008. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

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The coffin of eight-month old Alexandrine Kabitsebangumi, who died from cholera, is lowered into a grave in a banana grove at Kibati, north of Goma in eastern Congo November 12, 2008. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

The coffin of eight-month old Alexandrine Kabitsebangumi, who died from cholera, is lowered into a grave in a banana grove at Kibati, north of Goma in eastern Congo November 12, 2008. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

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Congolese displaced by fighting stand by the roadside north of Goma in eastern Congo November 11, 2008. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

Congolese displaced by fighting stand by the roadside north of Goma in eastern Congo November 11, 2008. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

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