Entry Title: "African market as a reflection of everyday life"
Name: Elena Brillar , Belarus
Category and Expertise: Deeper Perspective|Photo Essay and Feature Story|Culture, Non-Professional

Entry Description: Congo from the inside

Story: Congo. Country of contrasts, where the chic hotels and restaurants coexist with poverty of the local population. African Market - the heart of daily life of local people. A child sitting on the counter - pretty symbolic image, as often children are the source of income of parents. What compels a mother to kick out her child, as soon as he starts to walk, into the streets to beg? - You'll not get a food until you bring a money! Many of such parents do not even try to look for work. And they have not only one child. Who can become a child with this upbringing in the future? Only such parent. Africa's problems do not lie on the surface, they are buried deep within.

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