March 2015

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By Helena Cavendish de Moura, Special to CNN

A personal look at life in the Congo

By Helena Cavendish de Moura, Special to CNN

(CNN)In 2011, journalists flocked to Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, to cover the presidential election and the violence leading up to the vote.

Photographer Leonard Pongo had different plans.
“I could have focused on the election, but I chose to follow people around,” Pongo said. “I wanted to experience what life in the country was like … to understand another side of those events — not those usually reported, but one that was much more personal.”

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