Pvt. E-2 David Mangold crawls under barbed wire during a series of obstacles in a training course. For the first time in 30 years, the U.S. Army has changed the way it trains new recruits. Core exercises and sprints have replaced bayonets and long runs.
Fishmonger Esi Dede slices a fresh catch on the beach at the village of Apewosika, near Axim in central Ghana. Locals complain that the burgeoning offshore oil industry on the Atlantic coast means dwindling fish hauls.
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Sick cholera victims and families wait at St. Nicolas Hospital in Saint-Marc, north of Port-au-Prince. Saint-Marc residents burned down nearby tents Wednesday that were supposed to relieve pressure on the hospital.
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The contrast between Mogadishu and the Somaliland capital of Hargeisa is striking. In Hargeisa, people wave at foreigners, but in Mogadishu, foreigners are more likely to be shot or kidnapped.