Venetians celebrate during the Festa del Redentore in Venice. The festival began in 1576 when the Republic's Senate voted to build a church on the Giudecca Island to Christ the Redeemer to thank God for the city's deliverance from the Plague.
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Braima Bangura, a caretaker, stands amid the ruins of Bunce Island's slave castle. Africans destined for slavery in the rice fields of the American South were held here.
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